The iCloud team has been “champing at the bit” to apply Swift in many of the things they do. This was reported by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who interviewed Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. It was reported that the team that does Dock and window management for OS X implemented all of its El Capitan features in Swift, and has worked on mass-converting its code.
In addition to the interview the source had with Federighi, the group said “they couldn’t imagine going back and that they’re more productive with Swift,” according to Federighi. Moreover, he admitted that one problem Apple teams have is that they’re often working with Swift in a pre-release state. With Swift 2.0 completed, the current development is said to be more “stable.”
Looking back to Swift going open-source earlier this month, Federighi noted that the move was initiated by Apple wanting Swift to be the main language programmers should learn. Moreover, Federighi sees Swift potentially being “the major language for the next 20 years” for programming in Apple’s industry.
Lastly, he also commented that Swift is already the most active language on Github, and that Apple’s Swift group is more involved with developers than any other team in the company.
Source info: Daring Fireball.com
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