Swift Stories April 13

AAPL: 141.05

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Swift Stories March 27

AAPL: 140.88

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Swift Stories March 21

AAPL: 139.84

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Swift Stories March 10

AAPL: 139.14

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The Tiobe Index – which measures the popularity of programming languages on a monthly basis – reports that Apple’s Swift has made it into the top 10 for the first time. Tiobe says that ratings are based on three factors, using search engines to carry out the research.

The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

While a relatively new programming language making it into the top 10 is an impressive achievement, Tiobe does not believe that it will climb any higher in the rankings …

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Swift Stories January 26

AAPL: 121.94

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Swift Stories January 13

AAPL: 119.04

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[UPDATE: Chris Lattner has tweeted his reaction to the BI piece, calling it “fabricated or speculating”.]

The surprise decision of Swift creator and long-time Xcode lead Chris Lattner to leave Apple was in large part driven by his frustration with the culture of secrecy at the company, say developer friends.

Lattner, who was Apple’s head of developer tools and widely respected as the voice of developers within the company, left the company after more than a decade to lead Tesla’s Autopilot software efforts …

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