Saturday, 20 September 2014

Learning Swift

One of the biggest news out of WWDC14 was the release of Apple's new programming language: Swift.

I've worked with Objective-C and written a few applications for iOS but most of my day job involves programming in Python (and Java), so when Swift was announced I was pretty excited! I could write iOS apps in a higher level scripting language AND it gets compiled down to native code thanks to LLVM AND Apple has made all of Cococa accessible through Swift!

It has also gotten a lot of hype lately:

Over the next few weeks I'm going to undertake learn Swift and write some simple Apps. I'll use this space to blog about my journey and post any interesting things I find out about Swift along the way.