- Yesterday, Apple announced that its Swift programming language is now open source.
- Apple says that developer contributions will help make Swift even better and available on more platforms.
- Apple says Swift combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.
The company also launched the Swift.org website, where detailed information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources and links to download the Swift source code can be found.
“By making Swift open source the entire developer community can contribute to the programming language and help bring it to even more platforms,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Swift’s power and ease of use will inspire a new generation to get into coding, and with today’s announcement they’ll be able to take their ideas anywhere, from mobile devices to the cloud.”
The Swift open source code is available via GitHub and includes support for all Apple software platforms as well as for Linux.