Just ahead of the World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC 2016, Apple has released its programming language, Swift 3.0 Preview. The preview version was released on June 1, just a few days before the opening of the WWDC 2016. The final version of Swift 3.0 is expected to release by the end of this year.
Swift 3.0 Preview Version May Break Source Warns the Team
The website 9to5mac reported that according to the details given in Apple's Swift-Evolution GitHub page, the aim of Swift 3.0 is to strengthen the Swift language and improve the working experience of Swift. It has also mentioned that Swift 3.0 Preview version has changes that can break the source, but the final version will be compatible.
Apple Insider reported that the developers can download "Snapshots" from the official site of Swift. The site warns that the preview version is not an official release, and it has passed only the automated unit test cases.
Apple is hoping to showcase Swift 3.0 at the World Wide Developers Conference that is scheduled to take place in the coming week.
Ability to Port With Different Platforms
One of the major features that are likely to be included in Swift 3.0 is the ability to port with other operating systems. Swift-Evolution GitHub page has already given the confirmation that Apple is trying to make Swift available for all other platforms so that the developers can just write the proper Swift code that works well in all the platforms. Swift is actually planning to head to Linux and in future to Windows as well.
According to Macworld, Senior Vice President of Apple, Mr. Craig Federighi, is looking forward for creating the porting ability for Windows. He also confirmed that full support will be provided for creating such a port in Swift. So, the main focus in WWDC 2016 will be taking Swift to other platforms. People will have to wait till the second week of June to get more details about Apple's Swift 3.0 Preview Version.