Swift – Apple’s new programming language is now open source

Swift programming language from Apple was made open source on December 3, 2015

The Swift language, supporting libraries, debugger, and package manager are now published under the Apache 2.0 license.
The project is hosted in Swift.org and the source code is hosted on GitHub, from where it is easy for anyone to get the code,

build it themselves, and even create pull requests to contribute code back to the project.
There will also be Swift tutorials and instructions on how to contribute to its development soon.

Apple had introduced a Swift programming language last year that’s meant to make coding an app for iOS or OS X easy to do.
It is now one of the fastest growing programming languages.
Swift makes it easy to write software that is incredibly fast and safe by design.
Swift can also be used for tvOS and watchOS apps.
Swift is faster than Objective-C, while also building in protections against common issues and errors.

Craig Federighi, the company’s head of software engineering, saying that: “Swift’s power and ease of use will inspire a new generation to get into coding, and with today’s announcement they’ll be able to take their ideas anywhere, from mobile devices to the cloud.”

Important Links:

Official site of the open source Swift community – Swift.org

Public source code repositories – Github.com/apple

Blog – https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/?id=34

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