A new programming language survey shows Apple’s Swift programming language breaking into the top 20 for the first time, while the future of Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) in the top rankings is now “unclear,” reports The Register (http://tinyurl.com/nt76be7).
The next version of Swift (version 2), Apple’s programming language, will be open source. (Open source software is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone.)
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said at the recent Apple Worldwide Developer Conference that it will be the “next big programming language” for 20 years to come. Swift provides a single language to easily create apps for iOS, OS X and Linux. The App Store now has more than 15,000 apps that use Swift.