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Topic: Swift

Apple's Swift Playgrounds updates with support for five more languages

03/21/2017, 10:03 am

Coming a day earlier than expected, Apple on Tuesday updated Swift Playgrounds for the iPad with support for five more languages, among them simplified Chinese.

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Banco Santander partners with IBM to develop suite of iOS MobileFirst banking apps

02/27/2017, 07:02 pm

Santander, one of the world's top banks by market capitalization, has announced plans to collaborate with IBM on the development of a series of native iOS apps to support a "digital transformation" of its business, assisting its bankers to create deeper engagements with clients.

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Apple's Swift ranks second in fastest-growing skill demands among freelancers

01/26/2017, 01:01 pm

When looking to hire independents, organizations have quickly made Apple's Swift programming language one of the most sought-after skills, freelance marketplace Upwork said on Thursday.

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New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time

01/13/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple senior manager Ted Kremenek has been named as the new lead of the Swift development project, and has apparently been operating in that capacity for some time behind the scenes, according to outgoing head Chris Lattner.

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Apple culture of secrecy claimed to cause Swift lead's exit, but Chris Lattner denies report

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

According to colleagues, Swift developer Chris Lattner reportedly left Apple because of a culture of secrecy within the company -- a claim that Lattner denies.

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Programmer who spearheaded Swift to exit Apple [u]

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple's director in charge of Xcode, Swift, and other development tools -- Chris Lattner -- will be leaving the company later in January, according to an announcement through the official Swift mailing list.

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Swift 3.1 coming in spring 2017, focus quickly switching to Swift 4

12/12/2016, 08:12 am

Apple's Swift team is aiming to have version 3.1 of the programming language ready next spring, after which it will fully turn its attention to Swift 4, according to a recent blog post.

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Apple updates Swift Playgrounds for iPad with new Learn to Code lesson, music support

11/17/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple's new iPad app designed to teach programming concepts has been updated with a third new Learn to Code lessons, support for sound and music, line highlighting and the upcoming Hour of Code workshops the company is hosting in its retail stores in early December.

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Apple announces free Hour of Code workshops between Dec. 5 & 11

11/17/2016, 11:11 am

Apple on Thursday opened up registrations for its free 2016 Hour of Code workshops, which will take place between Dec. 5 and 11 at Apple stores worldwide.

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Apple's Swift Playgrounds sandbox for programming education now available

09/13/2016, 03:09 pm

Apple has made Swift Playgrounds available for download, and provides a way to teach beginners and children how to code on its Swift programming language on the iPad.

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Safari 10 brings fast, native App Extensions to the macOS browser, web content

06/27/2016, 07:06 pm

Building on work completed last year to enable Web Content Blockers, Apple's new Safari 10 enables a wide range of native code App Extensions that users can automatically obtain and update through the Mac App Store, contributing to faster performance, enhanced security and better reliability.

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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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Apple brings coding to the iPad with Swift Playground

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.

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Apple deploys first preview branch of Swift 3.0 ahead of WWDC 2016

06/01/2016, 04:06 pm

Developers now have access to the first preview release branch for Swift 3.0, the next evolution of Apple's custom programming language.

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Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK, apps & training

05/05/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and enterprise software firm SAP on Thursday announced a partnership that will see the creation of a new SDK, allowing the latter company's clients and developers to produce iOS apps exploiting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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Google mulling deep Android support for Apple's Swift language - report

04/07/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple's nascent Swift programming language could have a bright future ahead with one of the company's chief competitors, as Google is reportedly considering bring Swift to Android as a "first-class" language.

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IBM brings Apple's Swift to the cloud, simplifying enterprise app development

02/22/2016, 11:02 am

Thanks to new tools from IBM, developers will be able to write and run applications entirely in the cloud using Apple's Swift programming language.

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Apple open-sources Swift benchmarking suite

02/08/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple on Monday took its Swift benchmark suite open source, providing developers access to a wide-ranging set of tools designed to track project performance and catch bugs in code written in the company's fledgling programming language.

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Apple's Swift language project gains continuous integration

02/01/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

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Apple making sparse use of Swift in its own apps, engineer claims

01/18/2016, 01:01 pm

In spite of Apple expressing a desire to switch its apps to Swift, just a handful of them are actually using the programming language so far, according to a software engineer.

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