Whilst open sourcing a language is nothing new, Apple's unprecedented step has caused massive excitement and activity for this new language, with a flurry of development and contributions.

In this presentation I would like to explore the current potential of Swift and what's going to be possible in the future.

I will cover:

  • What can be accomplished with 'open' Swift
  • What's missing from 'open' Swift
  • Back end Swift and MVC
  • Swift on non-Mac desktops
  • Swift on non-iOS mobile devices
  • Extending Swift
  • What's next?