Swift creator leaves Apple to be Tesla’s VP of Autopilot Software

By Cody Lee on Jan 10, 2017

Swift creator Chris Lattner is leaving Apple to take a position as Vice President of Autopilot Software at Tesla. Lattner announced his departure Tuesday on a Swift.org forum, and Tesla published a blog post shortly after welcoming him to the company.

Lattner has been at Apple since 2005, and is credited with building early versions of the Swift programming language in 2010, before a team was formed to further the project. Most recently, he held the title of Senior Director of the Developer Tools team. Read More

 

IBM unlocks all the server-side capabilities now available in Swift 3.0

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

In February 2016, IBM promised to bring Apple’s new programming language Swift to the cloud. Today, the firm has made good on that promise with the introduction of Bluemix Runtime which allows developers to write server-side code for iPhone, Mac and Windows PC apps in Swift.

“Swift is now ready for the enterprise,” Mike Gilfix, IBM’s Vice President of MobileFirst and Smarter Process, said in an interview with Mike Gilfix of Computerworld. Read More

 

Facebook SDK for Swift beta now available to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS developers

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 18, 2016

This past weekend, the social networking giant Facebook announced that a beta version of its brand new software development kit (SDK) for Apple’s Swift programming language is available for download. The new SDK integrates Facebook buttons into iOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS apps written in Swift, and integrates such features like Facebook Login, Analytics for Apps, Graph API and Share to Facebook sheets. The Facebook SDK source code is available via GitHub on an open-source basis. Read More

 

Swift Playgrounds: Apple’s new iPad app to teach you how to code

By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2016

In wrapping up Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, Tim Cook announced a new iPad app called Swift Playgrounds for teaching people how to code. Cook specifically says “the best way to teach everyone to code,” but it definitely looks like it was built with kids in mind.

The app looks a lot like other learn-to-code apps (Hopscotch!), but it’s cool that Apple is using its scale to get such a tool into the hands of more people. The company says the app “combines the powerful Swift programming language and the powerful capabilities of iPad.”

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Google is considering making Apple’s Swift a “first class” language for Android

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 8, 2016

Google is considering making Apple’s Swift a “first class” language for Android development, The Next Web learned from unnamed sources. Facebook and Uber are also said to potentially make Swift “more central” to their operations.

Representatives for Google, Facebook and Uber were recently at a meeting in London to discus Swift possibilities. Swift couldn’t have received a bigger endorsement than that, which is saying a lot about Apple’s effort to produce a modern programming language not only for iOS and OS X development, but for the web as well. Read More

 

Build your own apps with this iOS 9 & Swift 2 training

By iDB Deals on Mar 23, 2016

Developers and aspiring programmers, here’s your chance to conquer the fundamentals of iOS 9 & Swift 2 at a fantastically low cost. For just $19.99, you’ll get hands-on learning from a top-level instructor to build iOS apps and so much more.

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IBM is bringing Apple’s Swift programming language to the cloud

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 22, 2016

Swift, Apple’s new programming language for iOS and OS X development, was recently released to the community on an open-source basis and today computer giant IBM announced that it is bringing Swift to the cloud. As a result, people who write enterprise applications for the Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad can now leverage the power of Apple’s modern programming language in writing server-side apps in Swift which support IBM’s cloud services. Read More

 

Apple officially makes its Swift programming language open source

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 3, 2015

Introduced in the summer of 2014 with the goal of becoming open source, Apple’s new programming language for iOS and OS X development, called Swift, is now officially available for download via Swift.org.

A wealth of resources is available at the website, including the official documentation to get you up to speed, various Swift downloads, Getting Started guides, the source code and more. Read More

 

Swift Developer Course: learn how to develop iPhone and iPad apps for iOS 8

By iDB Deals on Feb 14, 2015

With iOS app developers making over $10 billion in 2014, it seems like everyone wants a piece of the pie. There are already 1.4 million apps on the App Store made by dev-houses big and small, with thousands of new developers adding to the ecosystem each year. If you capitalize on this deal from the iDB Deals store, you could be one of them, and maybe get a slice of that $10 billion pie.

With the technology and resources available, it’s relatively easy and accessible to become an app developer yourself. The first and most difficult step, however, is learning how to program and develop iOS apps. That’s where this deal comes in: the Complete iOS 8 and Swift Developer Course contains over 70 hours of content to teach you how to develop for iOS. Read More

 

Stanford makes ‘Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift’ course available on iTunes U

By Jake Smith on Jan 26, 2015

Stanford has made its ‘Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift’ course available on iTunes U on Monday, helping beginners gain an understanding of Apple’s new programming language.

The course is available to download for free, and Stanford says you should have C language and object-oriented programming experience already to make the most of the course.  Read More

 

Apple offering Xcode 6 beta for free on new Swift blog

By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2014

Apple today launched a new blog on its developer portal for its Swift programming language. The company introduced the new language at WWDC last month, and it says this will be a way to keep devs up to date on its progress.

The news is interesting for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s not like Apple to talk publicly about projects it’s working on—particularly via a blog. It’s also worth noting that it has posted a free version of its Xcode 6 beta on the site… Read More

 

Apple adds new iOS/OS X programming language: Swift

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 2, 2014

Swift, a programming language for distributed parallel scripting (if you’re a developer, you know what I’m talking about), can now be used to develop apps for both iOS and OS X, Apple announced during today’s keynote at its five-day WWDC developer-only show in San Francisco.

Matter of fact, Swift code can co-exist with Objective-C, which has long been the preferred programming language for iOS development. Jump past the fold for the full breakdown… Read More