Swift

  • Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

    Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

    Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including Australia, and select institutions in Europe last November. The… Read More

  • Reactant is a new native framework for iOS apps

    Reactant is a new native framework for iOS apps

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Xcode, a small Czech team called Brightify has created Reactant, a framework that makes it easy to program iOS apps. The system is a Swift-based framework that offers live-reload of code, allowing you to add elements on the fly as you program. “The Reactant architecture dictates how to structure an iOS project from start to finish. It… Read More

  • Swift creator departs Tesla after just six months

    Swift creator departs Tesla after just six months

    Chris Lattner has built a solid reputation after working for 11 years at Apple on low-level software technologies. In particular, he developed Apple’s most recent programming language, Swift. In January, Tesla announced that it had recruited Lattner as VP of Autopilot Software. Six months later, he announced on Twitter that he was leaving the car company. “Turns out that Tesla… Read More

  • Apple brings dancing robots and backflipping drones into Swift Playgrounds

    Code rules everything around me. And you. Really: be it the stoplight you stared at this morning, or the train you rode in on, or the lil’ robot vacuum keeping your floor ever-so-slightly cleaner while you’re away, code is everywhere. But even for people who’ve put the time in to learn to program, jumping from software to hardware can be a challenge — even if said… Read More

  • Apple targets community college students with new a Swift coding course

    Apple targets community college students with new a Swift coding course

    Apple’s found a fair bit of success with Swift Playgrounds since launching it last year at WWDC. According to the company, the educational program has enlisted some one million users into its ranks. And while the dead simple offering is primarily aimed at youngsters, there’s apparently been a fair bit of interest across demographics. Today’s announcement extends… Read More

  • iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study

    iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study

    Apple’s programming language Swift has been around for a while, but iOS and macOS developers can still develop apps using Apple’s Objective-C. According to a new study from Upwork, tech companies are increasingly looking for developers who know how to develop in Swift. Upwork is the biggest freelancer marketplace in the U.S., so the company can identify trends on the freelancer market. Read More

  • MIT spin-out Thunkable hopes its drag-and-drop app builder can be a money-spinner too

    MIT spin-out Thunkable hopes its drag-and-drop app builder can be a money-spinner too

    Bagging lots of users is a challenge one of the startups in Y Combinator’s 2016 winter batch is worrying about a bit less than the average. The two-man strong founder team of Thunkable is coming from the rather more comfortable position of already having fostered a community over four million strong — thanks to the drag-and-drop app builder interface they helped developed at MIT… Read More

  • Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

    Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

    Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code, including the code for a new package manager, will be available to edit and compile and programs can be created without attribution. Apple is also revealing further plans for the language on their new site, swift.org (the site is down at… Read More