Apple moved the programming language on the rails project is open source. At WWDC, where the statement was made, the news caused a storm of applause from the audience of developers.
Own programming language Apple was presented at a conference of developers WWDC last year. The top Manager of the company’s Craig Federighi said that Apple tried to create a language that will be spared from the cumbersome heritage Objective-C. Swift was laid down in the platform of the NeXt, which became the basis for OS X and then iOS. Developers can see in real time the results of their programming.
During this WWDC Apple said about Swift 2 – the new version of the programming language. The release got a lot of opportunities and improved the speed of applications. However, the most important announcement was the announcement that the compiler and the standard library will be open.
The openness of Swift means that programmers will be able, by examining the source code of a programming language, to extend it through the issue of additional tools for developers. In addition, perhaps we’ll see a Swift application for the operating systems of other manufacturers.
Among the main innovations Swift 2: system trap the error, holistic optimization modules, the markup language Markdown in comments, extensions, protocols and more. The new version is designed to help developers write safer and more reliable code by eliminating entire categories of common programming errors.
Swift 2 for iOS, OS X and Linux is finally ready to end this year. However, developers will be able to try it right now: he is included in the first beta version of iOS 9.
A guide to programming language available for free in iTunes, the language information is on the company’s website for developers.