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Swift One Year Later - Is Apple's New Mobile Language Ready for the Enterprise
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Brian Westendorf
One year ago at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, Apple launched the beta of a new language for its Swift iOS platform.Objective-C has been the basis for all of Apple’s applications since 1996, so the arrival of a new language is an exciting shakeup. Swift was created to encourage more developers, especially new and young developers, to get into mobile by lowe...
Apple Opens New Swift Blog, Announces Xcode 6 Beta 3 for iOS Development
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
As Apple moves forward with the refinement of the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, which works side-by-side with Objective-C, it has launched a new Swift specific blog. In Apples words, “This new blog will bring you a behind-the-scenes look into the design of the Swift language by the engineers who created it, in addition to the l...
Get Your Reading Glasses: Apple Publishes 500 Page Behemoth of a Guide for New Swift Programming Language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
From a developer standpoint, one of the top news out of Apple’s WWDC is the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, which works side-by-side with Objective-C.Apple is touting the platform as a fast, high-performance LLVM compiler, where Swift code is transformed into optimized native code, tuned to get the most out of modern Mac, iPhone, and iPad hardw...
Apple’s WWDC Brings OS X Yosemite With New Swift for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and Advances in App Extensions, SpriteKit, SceneKit, Safari, and iCloud
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
The announcement of OS X Yosemite brings the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch as well as advances in SpriteKit and SceneKit, Safari, iCloud, and more.Some of the highlights include:App ExtensionsWith App Extensions any app can add new functionality to OS X Yosemite, enabling access to app features from almost anywhere. Once a user installs an app...
iOS 8 to Offer App Developers More than 4,000 New APIS, Plus a Host of Other Goodies
Monday, June 2, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Its official, iOS 8 is on its way and the beta version of the operating system is now available for developers to play with. Announced at WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and the new programming language, Swift (available in Xcode 6), were all big news. This article concentrates on iOS 8, which will be available this fall as a free software update for users.iOS 8 lets develo...