Apple this week announced that its Swift programming language is now open source.
As an open source language, developers can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms.
Introduced in 2014, Swift combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.
Apple today also launched the Swift.org website with information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources, and links to download the Swift source code.
The Swift open source code is available via GitHub and includes support for all Apple software platforms. Components available include the Swift compiler, debugger, standard library, foundation libraries, package manager and REPL.