Swift

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Swift is a modern open-source language with the aim of making programming simple things easy, and difficult things possible while still being fast and safe by design. Swift can run in scripting mode in the included REPL or it can be compiled with full support for C and Objective-C interoperability.
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Track exercises

83 Exercises

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About Swift

//
// HelloWorld.swift
//

struct HelloWorld {
    static func hello(_ text: String = "World") -> String {
        return "Hello, \(text)!"
    }
}

Swift is a modern open source programming language that runs on macOS, Linux and on Windows using a linux subsystem.

Swift was developed initially by Apple to interoperate with their key frameworks, Cocoa and CocoaTouch, both of which are mostly implemented in Objective-C.

Swift is influenced by a large number of existing programming languages, and it incorporates concepts from a wide range of programming methods. Everything from scripting to object oriented and functional programming.

Apple refers to Swift as a "protocol oriented programming language" and has expressed the goal of eventually making Swift useful for everything from scripts to an operating system.


This Swift Tour is an introduction the language on Apple's Public Developer Website.


Wikipedia's Swift Page giving a good, Wikipedia-styled overview.


Swift is documented in The Swift Programming Language - again, on Apple's Public Developer Website - and in the iBooks Store. The ePub version is also available on Swift.org.

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Exercism is a great website

What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Swift Track mentors

Once you join the Swift language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Daniel Tartaglia https://medium.com/@danielt1263

I've been programming since High School, but only started professionally in the late '90s. I started professional development of iOS apps in early 2010 and started using Swift professionally the day after its release.
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Emre Kucukayvaz Personal website

I started programming with Java, then moved to Scala, and later ended up in iOS development with Objective-C and Swift. I'm happy to help newcomers from all disciplines.
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Bo Oelkers https://github.com/sendtobo

I love swift! I've been an iOS developer since iOS 3 and developing in Swift for over 2 years now at a large iOS company. I love the community surrounding swift, everyone has been so supportive. I'm hoping to help the developers grow and learn somethings myself along the way as well.
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Dakota Kim https://github.com/GhostScientist

I have been programming for around 5 years using various languges and technologies. Currently, I focus on Swift and iOS development. I am excited to mentor for Swift and join Exercism's Objective-C track as a student!
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Timothy J https://github.com/timothybarraclough

I'm a professional iOS Developer, leaning towards a functional approach and mathematics based approach. I've been using Swift professionally since 2.0 was released.
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Andrew Halls Consulting Website

I've been developing iOS apps since the iOS 3.0 days. I learned Swift when it first released with the help of exercism.io. I enjoy helping others learning the language, I always seem to learn a bit more myself.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Swift exercises

These are a few of the 83 exercises on the Swift track. You can see all the exercises here.

Food Chain
medium
algorithms
text formatting
Robot Name
easy
randomness
strings
Space Age
easy
discriminated unions
floating point numbers
Clock
easy
structural equality
time
Simple Linked List
medium
lists
Bob
easy
control flow if else statements
strings

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