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  • Craig Federighi: Apple Will Incorporate Swift in iCloud and OS X


    In a recent podcast interview, Senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi mentioned that Apple is starting to incorporate Swift into some of its core software instead of just supporting it in third-party apps. According to Federighi, the iCloud team has been “completing champing at the bit to be able to apply it in many, many of the things they do.” More importantly he went on to note that the team that does Dock and window management for OS X implemented of all of its El Capitan features in Swift and has worked on mass-converting its code.

    During the interview, he even went as far as admitting that one of the problems that the Apple teams experienced was working with Swift in a prerelease state. With Swift 2.0 being finished, the current code development is said to be more stable.

    When asked about Swift going open-source earlier this month, he suggested that the move was because Apple wanted Swift to be one of the main language programs that are taught. He even went as far as stating that the Cupertino California company sees Swift potentially being “the major language for the next 20 years of programming in our industry.” Swift was also notably seen as the most active language on Github and that as a result, Apple’s Swift group is more involved with developers than any other team in the company.

    There is no doubt that Swift is quickly growing in popularity, we’ll have to see how well it maintains its popularity and what comes of Apple implementing it in more of its software.

    Source: Daring Fireball
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Craig Federighi: Apple Will Incorporate Swift in iCloud and OS X started by Akshay Masand View original post