Welcome to Swift.org: Swift is now open source!

“As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.

“Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases,” Mayo reports, “bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS devices and Macs.”

“Making Swift open-source also gives the developer community as a whole more confidence in the language,” Mayo reports. “Theoretically, if Apple ever decided to move away from Swift (which is unlikely), the language could be picked up by others and continue development and existing codebases could continue to be supported.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: The Swift.org website is currently under much duress.

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  1. AWESOME NEWS! Now, it’s all about creating an ecosystem, so it can compete with Java:

    1. Application Servers
    2. Virtual Machine
    3. IDE for other OSs
    4. Others

    Swift is a great, elegant language. It’s not up to the community to build great tools around it. The future is bright!

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