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10 Swift and iOS development masters to learn from

Tune into the blogs, books, and videos of these seasoned iOS developers to take your Swift programming skills to new heights

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Swift, Go, and R vie for Tiobe Top 10, but for how long?

Emerging languages claim top slots in the Tiobe index, but limitations could cap developer enthusiasm over the long term

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Topped out? Swift, Go, and R vie for Tiobe Top 10

All three languages face limitations that could cap developer enthusiasm for the long term

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What’s new in Apple’s Swift 4.2 language

The programming language for MacOS and iOS apps offers an improved package manager, new source-code compatibility option, and many language improvements

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Apple’s Swift is losing developers to multiplatform frameworks

Microsoft’s Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Ionic are replacing the use of Swift and Xcode as developers seek to maintain fewer code bases

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LLVM coroutines come to C++, await Swift and Rust

The open source compiler framework can now produce optimized code for languages that have this threadlike feature, but Swift and Rust are still lagging

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The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift, and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

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Expect a new Swift upgrade this spring

Version 3.1 will get package manager and standard library improvements, then it’s on to Swift 4

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Apple Swift attracts a flock of coding tools

The Swift community offers a host of tools to help power Apple’s soaring programming language

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Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability

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Apple Swift 3: Forward-looking, but not backward-compatible

Swift 3 is a great opportunity to start fresh with the language, but if you have existing Swift codebases, be prepared to rewrite -- or dump -- them

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Challenger nudges Java, Node.js for Swift app dev

PerfectlySoft's Perfect 2.0 framework supports Swift 3.0 and focuses on modularity

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Apple's Swift 4 road map focuses on ABI, concurrency

Even before the release of Swift 3, Apple is talking up Swift 4 features like ABI stability, string processing, concurrency, and new scripting capabilities

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Facebook SDK gives Apple's Swift developers access to platform services

The SDK enables integration of iOS mobile apps with services on the social network

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Server-side developers take a shine to Swift

Proponents including IBM see great potential in Apple's up-and-coming language for building web apps and services

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Swift for Windows arrives at last, but as an unofficial port

Developers who want to try out Apple's language on Windows can get started with this unofficial port, but an official version is unlikely until Swift 3.0

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

4 no-bull reasons why Swift on Android won't come swiftly

Making Swift a viable option on Android would be an arduous task. Here are the reasons why Google will remain ensconced on Java

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Apple’s Swift 2.2 offers quicker code

Revised as open source, Swift 2.2 has contributions from hundreds of developers outside of Apple

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Seven Swift 2 enhancements every iOS developer will love

Apple makes good on Swift’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in latest update

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Why non-Apple developers should care about Swift

Now open source with Linux support, Swift has a great deal to offer cross-platform and server-side developers

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