I'm excited about Swift for reasons I will expand upon later, but it's mostly the enthusiasm it has attracted. In less than six months, here are the project's GitHub stats.

I know GitHub stats aren't always indicative of anything, but still, these numbers are impressive.

Last week I presented a talk at the fantastic MDevCon in Amsterdam on the past, present and future of Swift. Despite some technical issues, it was well received and seemed like a good topic to turn into an article, so here it is!

I will begin by traveling back 30 years to the 1980s.