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Sat, Feb 7, 2015 The Update-Version-Number-Swiftly Edition

Apple's New Swift Programming Language Takes Flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider:

Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions—ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps—as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates.

Okay, I really must find time to work more on learning Swift. I wonder how much time I can afford to not sleep at night...

There's No Need to Make Sense Out of Numbering Systems

Nobody's Listening

Jason Snell, Six Colors:

So who is the Audience? Take your pick. It can be Google News referrals. It can be loyal RSS readers. It’s chat-room jackals. It’s people you’ve never heard from, who will never email you and never Tweet at you and never buy your t-shirts but still listen to you faithfully, week in and week out. It’s all of them, and none of them. Welcome to the Internet.

Nobody reads my little link blog, so I don't worry about audience misinterpretating my words and suing me for ton loads of money.

UXKit Skepticism

So, the new Photo for OS X is apparently using a different, and private, programming framework that all Mac apps are using. Does this mean that a new programming framework is coming to the Mac?

Probably not, says Brent Simmons:

Partly it’s a matter of resources. AppKit exists, and people make great apps with it. It’s hard to imagine Apple wanting to support another UI framework for developers outside Apple.

And it’s hard to imagine Apple adding this complication. Choice of language is one thing — but add the choice of UI framework and it looks like the company is flailing around.

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.