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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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About Swift

//
// HelloWorld.swift
//

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

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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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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Makan Taghizadeh https://github.com/MakanTaghizadeh

I'm an experienced iOS Developer and used Swift in many projects. Swift is the most lovable programming language I've ever developed. For, it's so modern, incredibly fast and safe by design.
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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.
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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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Clement Rousselle https://github.com/crousselle

I love Swift for the new approach it gives to iOS development. I started using Swift when 1.0 was announced, excited to help developpers learn this super fun language!
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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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Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini Zeidabadi https://github.com/MojtabaHs

Senior Developer Technical Lead ♛ iOS Programming Instructor ♛ UI/UX Designer ✔ More: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mojtabahosseini/
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.

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integers
strings
transforming
math

Grains

easy
integers

Linked List

medium
lists

Rotational Cipher

medium
strings
transforming

Two Fer

easy
optional values
text formatting

Allergies

medium
bitwise operations
enumerations
filtering

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