[swift-users] Prototyping what Swift can look like in educational settings

Dru Satori dru at druware.com
Wed Jan 6 11:15:01 CST 2016

There is a huge potential here. The weakness, today at least, is that with Swift 2.0, there remain some difficulties in terms of being dependent upon reaching out to Objective C to accomplish some tasks. Looking at what is coming with Swift 3.0, and the work done on the Linux port, I think there is a clear roadmap that makes many of these issues go away, but right now, today, I think it is a tough sell into the edu market.

On 1/6/16, 1:42 AM, "swift-users-bounces at swift.org on behalf of Donald Pinckney via swift-users" <swift-users-bounces at swift.org on behalf of swift-users at swift.org> wrote:

>Hi all,
>Personally, I love Swift, and I am curious to see if it will be used in educational settings, not necessarily even CS education.  As something of an experiment to see how Swift could currently look in education, I coded a Swift playground (sorry, very Mac specific right now!) that is a rewriting of a lab activity we did in my 3rd quarter of physics.  For those who are interested in educational aspects of Swift, and have a Mac to run this code, feel free to check out my attached playground, and give any sort of feedback, with respect to either the code or more philosophically where you think Swift could go with education.
>Donald Pinckney

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