Swift Stories October 3

EU Code Week starts on Saturday — and bizarrely lasts for 16 days. I guess EU Code Fortnight And Two More Days doesn’t have the same ring to it.

EU Code Week is a grassroots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving, and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults, and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.

That quirk aside, Apple has been providing examples of how its own Swift training materials are helping students of all ages learn to code, starting from age 5…

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Swift Stories October 1

Swift Playgrounds for iPadOS updated with Dark Mode, new SwiftUI support, more

Apple has updated yet another one of its applications with support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS features. Swift Playgrounds has been updated today with Dark Mode support, Learn to Code enhancements, and more.

Swift Stories September 26

Apple’s usage of Swift more than doubles in iOS 13

Apple introduced the Swift programming language back in WWDC 2014, as the language of the future for programming on Apple’s platforms. Since then, the language has gained wide adoption from third-party developers, with software in the operating systems themselves still being written in the old Objective-C.

Swift Stories June 10

Apple’s Josh Shaffer and Wiley Hodges explain SwiftUI details in new podcast

Over the last week, Apple executives have made appearances on several podcasts to talk iPadOS, Project Catalyst, the Mac Pro, and more. Now, Apple’s Josh Shaffer and Wiley Hodges have joined the Upgrade podcast to talk more about SwiftUI.

Swift Stories April 23

Swift developer at Apple offers API and performance tips, more in podcast interview

Michael Ilseman is a developer on Apple’s Swift team – and he recently joined John Sundell on the latest episode of his “Swift by Sundell” podcast. Ilseman’s appearance on the show comes following Ted Kremenek’s appearance earlier this year.

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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