Apple opens up with a new blog about Swift, its new programming language

“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

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

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  1. Yet again, Apple inc. shows the way to the future.
    When you are in the process of developing a structure that requires input from a multitude of people, then it is proper that those people have an input into the project at a development stage.
    The first benefit will be a reduced incubation period, a quick flushing of probable glitches or bugs and an insight into how people will use the new platform in order to optimize it and secure it.

    Just saying……

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