Swift

Southwestern Ontario to See $268 Million for High-Speed Internet Expansion

Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT; not to be confused with Apple’s programming language) is a non-profit regional broadband project, created by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus to subsidize the expansion of high-speed internet networks across Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara Region. On Wednesday, SWIFT announced it has completed its procurement phase and has awarded 95 contracts...

Apple Announces Winners of WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge

Apple has today announced the winners of its WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge ahead of WWDC next week. This year, for its second virtual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple handed out prizes to 350 next generation Swift coders from 35 countries and regions. Students had to submit an original Swift playground in order to win a spot....

Apple Launches ‘Develop in Swift’ Course in Canada for Teachers and Students

Apple has announced new education resources for teachers and students in Canada. According to Apple, there are now "significant enhancements to the Everyone Can Code and Develop in Swift resources”, plus a new professional learning course in Develop in Swift, available for free to teachers and students. Here’s what’s available for download today in Apple...

Swift Playgrounds for Mac Now Available for Download

Apple launched Swift Playgrounds for iPad back in September 2016, allowing anyone to learn coding in a fun and easy way. Fast forward nearly 3.5 years later, Swift Playgrounds has landed on the Mac (a Catalyst version, meaning it is built on the iPad app): Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for Mac and iPad...

Apple to Host Free ‘Hour of Code’ Sessions at Retail Locations, Adds AP Course Material to Swift Playgrounds

Hour of Code, Apple's annual coding session events held at its retail stores around the world, is returning for the sixth year beginning Saturday, December 1. [caption id="attachment_273252" align="aligncenter" width="1632"] Apple[/caption] According to a new press release from the Cupertino company, the daily Hour of Code sessions, hosted through the Today at Apple initiative, will...

Apple Announces AR Module for Swift Playgrounds Coding App for Kids

Apple has today announced a new AR module for its Swift Playgrounds coding app for kids at the educational event in Chicago, that will allow kids to code for Augmented Reality. According to Engadget, the module looks like an extension of an Augmented Reality challenge that Apple implemented last year using ARKit. "Seeing as Apple is pushing augmented reality to...

Apple Expands ‘Everyone Can Code’ Initiative Worldwide

Apple announced this evening its Everyone Can Code initiative has expanded outside the United States, to over 20 colleges and universities worldwide. Expansion schools, such as Australia’s largest RMIT University, will now offer the App Development with Swift Curriculum, a year-long course created by Apple engineers to teach coding and app design to students of...

Tim Cook Talks Apple’s ‘Moral Responsibility’ to the U.S. Economy

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with the New York Times for an interview last week where he discussed topics ranging from job creation and diversity to the company's efforts to introduce coding curriculum in schools and colleges. In another sign of corporations' rising voice amid frustration with President Trump, Cook tells the New York Times' Andrew Ross...

Former Apple Engineer and Swift Creator Chris Lattner Joins Google’s AI Team

Former Apple and Tesla engineer Chris Lattner, the creator of Apple's Swift programming language and many other developer tools, will join Google to work on artificial intelligence (AI). Chris Lattner, who worked at Apple for more than 11 years — notably as the creator of the Swift programming language and many other developer tools — announced yesterday that he is joining Google Brain,...

Apple’s Swift Ranked as 2nd Fastest-Growing Skill for Q4 2016

List of the top 20 fastest-growing skills for Q4 2016 in the U.S. freelance job market has just been published by Upwork, the world’s largest freelancing website. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the marketplace’s 20 fastest-growing skills being hired for among freelancers, which now account for 35% of the U.S. workforce. According to the latest quarterly index, Apple's Swift...