FREMONT, CA: Apple announces its programming language Swift as open source, facilitating broad community of talented developers to contribute to new swift features and optimizations, and help bring Swift to new computing platforms.
Swift is a fastest growing programming language introduced in 2014. It integrates the efficiency and performance of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages. Apple also launches a website, swift.org providing detailed information about Swift open source. It provides information regarding technical documentation, community resources, and links to download the Swift source code.
“By making Swift open source the entire developer community can contribute to the programming language and help bring it to even more platforms,” says Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Apple. “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.”
Swift is an intuitive programming language that enable users to create next generation cutting-edge software by providing the necessary freedom and capabilities to the developers. Swift is easy to learn, users with no coding experience can make use of the programming language without any hassles. In context of safe programming, Swift eliminates entire common programming error categories.
Available through GitHub, the swift source code supports all Apple software platforms including iOS, OS X, watchOS,tvOS and also Linux. Swift compiler, debugger, standard library, foundation libraries, package manager and REPL are the available components. Swift is licensed under Apache 2.0 open source license with a runtime library exception, enabling easier incorporation of Swift to the users own software and port the language to new platforms.