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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...

Introducing Swift Collections

I’m thrilled to announce Swift Collections, a new open-source package focused on extending the set of available Swift data structures. Like the Swift Algorithms and Swift Numerics packages before it, we’re releasing Swift Collections to help incubate new functionality for the Swift Standard Library. The Swift Standard Library currently implements...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

This Women’s History Month, we’re so happy to celebrate the amazing women developers in our community. Women have made an immense impact on the Swift ecosystem by building important tools we use every day, creating resources to pass on what they have learned, and more. This post highlights a few outstanding contributions from individuals in the Women...

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to learn about, reflect on, and celebrate the impact and accomplishments of the Black community. In honor of Black History Month, we have curated a handful of outstanding contributions from the Black Swift community to acknowledge and celebrate their impact on the Swift ecosystem. Creating educational resources ...

Diversity in Swift

6 years ago, Swift was announced. In the years since, a thriving community has emerged around a shared passion for building and using the Swift programming language. This community has spread far beyond Apple through conferences, open source repositories, community-authored books, and more — people are always finding new ways to connect with and support...

Accessibility and Inclusion in the Swift Community

Diversity and inclusion are both critically important values when writing software designed to be used and enjoyed by everyone. The Swift community embraces these values, and we are excited to highlight ways to make sure everyone feels welcome, and bring even more people into the fold of Swift development. Accessibility is a key consideration when...

Introducing SwiftNIO SSH

I am delighted to introduce a new open source project for the Swift Server ecosystem, SwiftNIO SSH. Distributed as a Swift package, SwiftNIO SSH is designed to enable Swift developers to interact with the SSH network protocol. What is SwiftNIO SSH? SwiftNIO SSH is a programmatic implementation of SSH: that is, it is a collection of APIs that...

Introducing Swift Service Discovery

It is my pleasure to announce a new open source project for the Swift Server ecosystem, Swift Service Discovery. Service Discovery is a Swift package designed to establish a standard API that can be implemented by various service discovery backends such as DNS-based, key-value store, etc. How does it work? The Swift Service Discovery package...

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