Apple’s open sourced Swift could change everything
Apple has told us it intends making Swift 2.0 open source later this year, a move some developers are calling monumental, a huge milestone in the evolution of the programming industry.
If youve been sleeping, Swift is Apples modern programming language that lets developers build OS X and iOS apps. It seems likely it will eventually replace Objective C and already creates more stable code in shorter development cycles than the language it is destined to replace Swift offers numerous advantages.
Apples plan to make the software open source means the company will offer ports for OS X, iOS and Linux, and the code will also include the Swift compiler and standard