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Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language developed by Apple for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, Linux, and z/OS development.


Swift was first announced on June 2, 2014 during the keynote event of the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.[1]


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Icon of the SwiftUI API

Swift is designed to work with Apple's Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks and the large body of existing Objective-C code written for Apple products. It is built with the open source LLVM compiler framework and has been included in Xcode since version 6, released in 2014. On Apple platforms,[2] it uses the Objective-C runtime library which allows C, Objective-C, C++ and Swift code to run within one program.[3]


  1. Apple - WWDC 2014 by Apple, YouTube. 2014-06-03.
  2. The Swift Linux Port. Apple Inc. Retrieved on August 3, 2016.
  3. John Timmer (June 5, 2014). A fast look at Swift, Apple's new programming language. Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved on June 6, 2014.

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