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Apple open sources its Swift programming language

Apple's Swift programming language was announced at WWDC 2014.Apple's Swift programming language was announced at WWDC 2014.Image: Apple 2017%2f10%2f24%2f21%2fraymondwong3profile.34d72By Raymond Wong2015-06-08 19:58:48 UTC

Swift, the new programming language for iOS and OS X app development Apple announced at WWDC 2014 a year ago, is going open-source.

"We're stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2," Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said on stage at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco on Monday. "We think Swift should be everywhere and used by everyone."

See also: What Does Apple's Swift Programming Language Mean for iOS Developers?

By open sourcing Swift, developers will be able to add onto the language and help accelerate its adoption. According to a StackOverflow survey, 78 percent of polled developers working with Swift were interested in the new programming language.

"We think Swift is the next big programming language, the one that we'll all be doing application and system programming on for 20 years to come," Federighi said.

Apple will open source Swift by the end of the year, Federighi said. It'll be available for iOS, OS X and Linux.

WWDC 2015

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  21. Tim Cook welcomes Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi to the stage.

    Tim Cook welcomes Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi to the stage.

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  22. Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage for his WWDC 2015 keynote.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage for his WWDC 2015 keynote.

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  24. Apple CEO Tim Cook chats at the front of the stage before his WWDC 2015 keynote.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook chats at the front of the stage before his WWDC 2015 keynote.

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  28. Attendees wait outside of the Moscone Center in San Francisco before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2015.

    Attendees wait outside of the Moscone Center in San Francisco before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2015.

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