Category Archives: Swift

Swift creator departs Tesla after just six months

 Chris Lattner has built a solid reputation after working for 11 years at Apple on low-level software technologies. In particular, he developed Apple’s most recent programming language, Swift. In January, Tesla announced that it had recruited Lattner as VP of Autopilot Software. Six months later, he announced on Twitter that he was leaving the car company. “Turns out that Tesla… Read More

Dancing robots! Backflipping drones! Apple wants your iPad to teach you to program hardware

 Code rules everything around me. And you. Really: be it the stoplight you stared at this morning, or the train you rode in on, or the lil’ robot vacuum keeping your floor ever-so-slightly cleaner while you’re away, code is everywhere. But even for people who’ve put the time in to learn to program, jumping from software to hardware can be a challenge — even if said… Read More

Apple targets community college students with new a Swift coding course

 Apple’s found a fair bit of success with Swift Playgrounds since launching it last year at WWDC. According to the company, the educational program has enlisted some one million users into its ranks. And while the dead simple offering is primarily aimed at youngsters, there’s apparently been a fair bit of interest across demographics. Today’s announcement extends… Read More