Not really convinced by MUSIC like myself? Not a problem, we have one major announcement for the developer sleeping in you: Swift 2! Moreover, Swift will be open source! Even better! Swift 2 will be open source, and available on Linux! Time for you to start looking at it, no?
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Now, the key thing is to know whether the release of Swift on Linux will also include the famous « Foundation » library. The blog post above only says it will include « standard libraries ». But Swift, like Objective-C, isn’t very powerful without the famous Apple libraries Cocoa and CocoaTouch.
At the foundation of Cocoa(Touch), there is Foundation. And that would be a minimum to start writing server apps with Swift. I may need to reconsider what I am writing for iObserve 2…
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