Alongside OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, probably the biggest announcement today was Apple’s new Programming language, Swift. Craig Federighi said today on stage at WWDC 2014 that Apple is trying to build a language that doesn’t have the “baggage” of Objective-c. The programming language comes from NeXT and has formed the basis of OS X and eventually iOS.
Developers will be able to see the results of their programming in real time as they write the code and to enable them to easily keep working on Apps, Apple said that Swift code can live besides C and Objective-C in the same app right now. For those of you who want to learn more about Apple’s new programming language, Apple just published a 500-page guide in the iBooks Store.
Swift is included in the Xcode 6 beta, which can be downloaded right now by developers.