“Times, they are a-changin’: Apple just launched a blog about Swift, its new programming language that makes it easier to build applications for iOS and Mac OS X,” Kyle Russell reports for TechCrunch.

“This marks a new period of openness for the famously walled-in tech giant,” Russell reports. “While it’s certainly not the same as Apple showing off a product before it’s ready to come to market — a fairly standard practice at rival Google — it shows that Apple recognizes that it can’t keep developers, whose apps are one of the key differentiators in the smartphone and tablet markets, in the dark about what it’s doing until the last second.”

Russell reports, “In this case, it seems Apple has specifically chosen Swift as a topic where it’s acceptable to be a bit less secretive because A) it plans to eventually migrate developers from primarily using Objective-C to using Swift to develop apps for its platforms and B) the language is technically still in development, so being open lets them get more feedback on its design.”

Read more in the full article here.

Apple’s Swift Blog is https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/.

MacDailyNews Take: “Open.” In all the right ways.

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