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Topic: Swift

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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Deep Swift integration coming to iCloud and OS X, says Apple's Craig Federighi

12/15/2015, 09:12 am

Apple is beginning to bake Swift into some of its core software, instead of simply supporting it in third-party apps, senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said in a podcast interview.

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This week on AppleInsider: Samsung pays out, 4-inch iPhone rumors, World AIDS Day & more

12/05/2015, 04:12 am

The aftermath of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday kept news relatively quiet, but rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone persisted, and Samsung finally agreed to pay out $548 million to Apple -- with conditions.

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IBM Swift Sandbox lets you test Apple's newly open-source programming language in your browser

12/04/2015, 01:12 pm

Just hours after Apple made its Swift programming language open source, IBM has introduced a new, simple, and free browser-based way for developers to get started writing code.

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Apple's Federighi positions open-sourced Swift as 'primary,' scalable programming language

12/03/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple has grand ambitions for its newly open-sourced Swift programming language, senior Software VP Craig Federighi suggested in a Thursday interview, including making it a "front to back" development option.

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Apple programming language Swift goes open source

12/03/2015, 11:12 am

Apple's software team has officially made Swift, its proprietary iOS and OS X development software, open source and available for modification by all developers, via the new website Swift.org.

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Achieving Nerdvana: Learning Swift for iOS at Big Nerd Ranch

08/10/2015, 11:08 pm

With its origins at NeXT, Big Nerd Ranch is one of the more respected iOS app development companies in the world. At a recent coding retreat put on by BNR, I survived seven days of the most intensive programming instruction of my life, and lived to write about it.

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Apple's Swift programming language translated to Mandarin Chinese thanks to open source project

08/06/2015, 11:08 pm

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.

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Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

06/28/2015, 02:06 am

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

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Apple to open source Swift later this year with support for iOS, OS X, and Linux

06/08/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced that it would make its popular new Swift programming language open source, releasing the language and toolchains for iOS, OS X, and Linux.

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Apple releases Xcode 6.3.1, fixing 'critical issues' related to debugging and more

04/21/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update for Xcode, improving stability and fixing what the company said are "critical issues" associated with debugging, playgrounds, and Interface Builder.

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Apple's Swift takes crown of most-loved language among developers

04/13/2015, 12:04 pm

Less than a year after its unveiling, Apple's Swift programming language has not only received widespread acceptance but has also become one of software developers' favorite tools, data from a recent survey shows.

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Apple supplies first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, issues 'noteworthy' update to Swift

02/09/2015, 01:02 pm

Before the public release of iOS 8.2, Apple on Monday already provided its development community with a beta build of iOS 8.3, along with a new version of its Swift programming language with "noteworthy" changes.

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Apple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

02/07/2015, 02:02 am

Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions--ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps--as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates.

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Apple's Swift rockets up programming language rankings, jumps 46 spots

01/15/2015, 05:01 pm

Just six months after its introduction at WWDC 2014, Apple's Swift continues to generate immense interest with developers and is now the 22nd most popular programming language around, according to new rankings published on Thursday.

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Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opportunity" with IBM in enterprise

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.

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