Swift

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Swift is a modern open-source language with the aim of making programming simple things easy, and difficult things possible while still being fast and safe by design. Swift can run in scripting mode in the included REPL or it can be compiled with full support for C and Objective-C interoperability.
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8 Mentors

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83 Exercises

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About Swift

Swift is a modern open source programming language that runs on macOS, Linux and on Windows using a linux subsystem.

Swift was developed initially by Apple to interoperate with their key frameworks, Cocoa and CocoaTouch, both of which are mostly implemented in Objective-C.

Swift is influenced by a large number of existing programming languages, and it incorporates concepts from a wide range of programming methods. Everything from scripting to object oriented and functional programming.

Apple refers to Swift as a "protocol oriented programming language" and has expressed the goal of eventually making Swift useful for everything from scripts to an operating system.


This Swift Tour is an introduction the language on Apple's Public Developer Website.


Wikipedia's Swift Page giving a good, Wikipedia-styled overview.


Swift is documented in The Swift Programming Language - again, on Apple's Public Developer Website - and in the iBooks Store. The ePub version is also available on Swift.org.

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//
// HelloWorld.swift
//

struct HelloWorld {
    static func hello(_ text: String = "World") -> String {
        return "Hello, \(text)!"
    }
}

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Exercism is a great website where I was able to have some very interesting challenges.

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Meet the Swift Track mentors

Once you join the Swift language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Emre Kucukayvaz Personal website

I started programming with Java, then moved to Scala, and later ended up in iOS development with Objective-C and Swift. I'm happy to help newcomers from all disciplines.
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John Turner https://github.com/johndturn

I've built a couple of iOS apps in Swift, and love the syntax. It truly is my favorite strongly-typed language to work in. I'm excited to share what I've learned, and learn alongside others!
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Andrew Halls Consulting Website

I've been developing iOS apps since the iOS 3.0 days. I learned Swift when it first released with the help of exercism.io. I enjoy helping others learning the language, I always seem to learn a bit more myself.
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Greg Stromire https://github.com/gstro

I learned to program on embedded devices, and later moved to iOS development in Objective-C and Swift. Most recently, I've been exploring functional programming in Scala. I'm interested in security principles and applied cryptography. And if I can ever find some spare free time, I would love to try out Rust!
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Timothy J https://github.com/timothybarraclough

I'm a professional iOS Developer, leaning towards a functional approach and mathematics based approach. I've been using Swift professionally since 2.0 was released.
Avatar of Pragya Mohan

Pragya Mohan https://github.com/PragyaM

I love Swift because of how simple and powerful the language is. I am constantly learning cool new ways of writing good Swift code as I work on an iOS app day to day.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Swift exercises

These are a few of the 83 exercises on the Swift track. You can see all the exercises here.

Rna Transcription
easy
strings
transforming
Twelve Days
medium
algorithms
text formatting
Linked List
medium
lists
All Your Base
medium
integers
transforming
math
Isogram
easy
filtering
strings
Hello World
easy
optional values
text formatting

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