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The Swift Revolution

by Sidney de Koning

Published February 21, 2017 in Programming

What is Swift? How and when did Swift came into existence?
Why is it important the swift is open source?
Currently there is a small revolution going on. I'm are not talking French or civil, but in mobile devices, linux servers and wearables. It all started in 2010 at Apple where a bunch of people secretly started building a new language. Now Swift is at version 3 and it's taking the world by storm - not only with it's decision making process but also in performance. POP, REPL, Playgrounds, open source and even IBM - it's all covered in this talk. Let's look at the revolution from the inside out and see why this is an exciting time for all developers.