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Celebrating learning experiences from the 2021 Swift Mentorship Program

As we prepare for the 2022 Swift Mentorship Program, we’re excited to share insights from a few of last year’s mentees on their learning journey. Documentation Anh Pham worked with her mentor, Erica Sadun, on documentation contributions to open source Swift packages. Anh’s learning goal for the program was to practice technical writing by actively...

Introducing Swift Async Algorithms

As part of Swift’s move toward safe, simple, and performant asynchronous programming, we are pleased to introduce a new package of algorithms for AsyncSequence. It is called Swift Async Algorithms and it is available now on GitHub. This package has three main goals: First-class integration with async/await Provide a home for time-based...

Swift.org Website is Now Open Source

The Swift.org site has long served as the hub where developers come together to work on the open source Swift compiler, libraries, and tools. Today, we are happy to announce that the Swift.org website itself is also an open source project, ready for community contributions. With this move, the website is also expanding its mandate to better support...

Swift 5.6 Released!

Swift 5.6 is now officially released! Thank you to everyone in the Swift community for your discussion, proposals, bug reports, pull requests, and more. Swift 5.6 includes a number of enhancements to the type system, improved interaction with pointers, and adds the ability to run new plugin commands using the package manager. For a quick dive...

Introducing Swift Distributed Actors

We’re thrilled to announce a new open-source package for the Swift on Server ecosystem, Swift Distributed Actors, a complete server-oriented cluster library for the upcoming distributed actor language feature! This library provides a complete solution for using distributed actors in server use-cases. By open-sourcing this project early, alongside...

Swift-DocC is Now Open Source

At WWDC21, Apple announced Swift-DocC, a new documentation compiler for Swift frameworks and packages. Swift-DocC provides an effortless way to author great documentation alongside your code, and generate comprehensive documentation websites for Swift codebases. It supports API docs authored as code comments, long-form conceptual articles written...

Swift 5.5 Released!

Swift 5.5 is now officially released! Swift 5.5 is a massive release, which includes newly introduced language capabilities for concurrency, including async/await, structured concurrency, and Actors. My heartfelt thanks to the entire Swift community for all the active discussion, review, and iteration on the concurrency (and other additions) that...

Package Collections

In Swift 5.5, the Swift Package Manager adds support for package collections — bite size curated lists of packages that make it easy to discover, share and adopt packages. At the time of this article’s publication, Swift 5.5 is available as a preview both from Swift.org and in the Xcode 13 seeds. Swift 5.5 will be released officially later...

Announcing the Swift Mentorship Program

We’re thrilled to announce the Swift Mentorship Program — a new contributor program for the Swift community and part of the Diversity in Swift initiative. The Swift Mentorship Program is designed to support developers as they become active open source contributors to the Swift project, providing direct mentorship with experienced members of the community....

Swift 5.4 Released!

Swift 5.4 is now officially released! This release contains a variety of language and tooling improvements. You can try out some of the new features in this playground put together by Paul Hudson. An updated version of The Swift Programming Language for Swift 5.4 is now available on Swift.org. It is also available for free on the Apple Books...

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