Swift Stories February 26

Ted Kremenek might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of Apple, but he’s had a very important role at the company since 2017 when he was boosted to Apple’s Swift Project Lead. You can hear from Kremenek himself in a new podcast interview published today where he talks about Swift’s evolution, Apple’s internal usage of its programming language, and more.

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Swift Stories February 18

Apple has announced a partnership with non-profit organization Dream Corps, working to expand its #YesWeCode initiative.

Apple has highlighted the success story of a former Marine, who was one of the first graduates of the program ahead of Apple’s involvement …

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Swift Stories January 28

The most significant change to Apple’s developer ecosystem this decade has been the introduction of the Swift programming language – and we’ll probably see the next big change come during this year’s WWDC with the introduction of third party UIKit apps on the Mac.

As for Swift, the new language was announced at WWDC 2014. With contributions from both Apple engineers and the open-source community, it has seen constant updates and is now in version 4.2.1.

An important aspect of Swift that has been affecting users since its first version is that its application binary interface, or ABI, is not stable. What that means in practice is that Apple can’t include the Swift language support in its operating systems, because an app written with Swift 3 won’t work with the language support binaries for Swift 4. The solution to that is to include the Swift language libraries inside the app bundle that gets downloaded from the App Store, increasing the bandwidth and storage required by the app.

That’s finally changing for Apple and Swift soon…

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Swift Stories September 28, 2018

Telegram releases major update for iOS built on Swift with improved speed, notifications, more

Telegram is out today with a big iOS update. The latest release has been rebuilt with Apple’s Swift and offers users improved speed, battery efficiency, in-app notifications, and more.

Swift Stories July 30, 2018

Students learning to create apps with Apple’s Swift programming language now have a way to validate their skills with a new certification program. App Development with Swift is a new academic certification course created by Certiport in partnership with Apple that measures students’ ability to program with Swift after completing a year-long program.

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Swift Stories April 30, 2018

Swift Playgrounds updated with support for ‘What’s Next’ suggestions, speed improvements

Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s introductory programming application for iPad, has been updated today with a few notable features.

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