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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.