Apple’s new Swift Playgrounds for iPad a killer app for teaching code

“At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a ‘revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun,'” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.”

“Apple first introduced its new Swift programing language at WWDC 2014, building upon groundwork invested in the company’s development tools ranging from its LLVM compiler to its Cocoa and Foundation frameworks,” Dilger reports. “Alongside Swift 1.0, Apple also introduced Playgrounds in Xcode, a tool to provide immediate visual feedback of Swift code as it ran. Since then, the company has worked to advance Swift development in tandem with feedback from developers and partners including as IBM.”

“This year, Apple demonstrated a new version of Playgrounds customized for iPad,” Dilger reports. “It supports advanced multitouch gestures for selecting and editing code by touch, as well as a new development-oriented keyboard with code completion suggestions.”

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    1. I do. I miss the flying chair animated gif. I miss watching the developers rant, trying to count the number of times he repeated the word. I miss the sweat, the glistening pate, the leer, the jerky dancing, the mumbo jumbo. Him being a mascot at Clippies games just isn’t the same thing

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