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Objective-C plummets in popularity

Longtime staple of development for Apple platforms slides out of the top 20 in Tiobe Index of programming language popularity.

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Apple proposes actor model for Swift concurrency

Swift language proposal would add actors as a way to prevent data races and other common bugs in concurrent programming.

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Swift for TensorFlow project shuts down

Google pulls the plug on effort to integrate the Swift language and TensorFlow machine learning library, while citing multiple achievements.

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Swift language concurrency model proposed

The ‘first-class’ concurrency model would make asynchronous programming in Swift convenient, efficient, and safe, according to a roadmap outlining the plan

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Apple brings low-level atomic operations to Swift language

Swift Atomics is a new open source package that allows systems programmers to build synchronization constructs in Swift

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Apple’s Swift language comes to Windows

More work remains to be done in the porting effort, but Windows support is now good enough for early adopters to get started

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New Swift project handles server app startup, shutdown

Swift Service Lifecycle is an open source project aimed at supporting the language’s server ecosystem

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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

Learn how the compiler framework for programmatically generating machine-native code has made it easier than ever to roll new languages and enhance existing ones

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Swift language targets machine learning

Swift 6 roadmap also emphasizes expressive and elegant APIs and ‘fantastic’ development experience

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C takes Tiobe Index language of the year honors

The C programming language edged out C#, Python, and Swift with the largest increase in measured popularity year over year

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C challenges Java in language popularity survey

Monthly Tiobe Index has C and longtime leader Java in a virtual tie and Swift finally cracking the top 10

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C challenges Java in language popularity survey

Monthly Tiobe Index has C and longtime leader Java in a virtual tie and Swift finally cracking the top 10

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Apple to reimplement Swift compiler driver in Swift

The goal is to replace the current Swift driver with a more extensible, maintainable, and flexible Swift code base

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Swift 5.1 offers module stability for binary frameworks

The update to Swift 5.1 also introduces features for library evolution and compiler and library improvements

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Swift for TensorFlow aims for high-performance machine learning

Future plans for the project that brings Swift to machine learning include C++ interoperability, improved automatic differentiation, and support for distributed training

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