“Apple’s new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions — ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps — as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“As reported by RedMonk in mid January, adoption of Apple’s Swift has been ‘essentially unprecedented,’ entering the top 25 popular programming languages in just five months, a feat that Google’s Go language took closer to five years to achieve,” Dilger reports. “Boosting Swift’s popularity going forward is the fact that a variety of international universities and technical schools are already incorporating Swift into their courses, from Germany’s Technical University of Munich to Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, Ingésup in France, Aberystwyth University and Plymouth University in Great Britain and RMIT University in Australia.”

Dilger reports, “In addition to Stanford University in Apple’s backyard, a series of other American campuses are also teaching Swift including California Polytechnic Institute, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, University of California at Santa Cruz, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Full Sail University near Orlando, Northwest Kansas Technical College, the University of Missouri and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.”

Read more – including how Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo are using Swift – in the full article here.

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