Start with the best tools to create the best apps.

With powerful developer tools like Swift and Xcode, every business can build amazing apps. Swift is a powerful, open source language that includes modern features developers love. And Xcode includes everything you need to create, build, and debug apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

Modernize your business apps with Swift.

Modern development tools make it easy for developers to create engaging app experiences for customers and employees. Swift is an open, flexible, and powerful programming language that lets developers easily build business apps that run on all Apple platforms, as well as server-side platforms like Linux.

A faster path to great apps.

Swift was designed by Apple to make writing code for iOS apps simple and intuitive. It is the first language developed with Apple platforms in mind, making native app development easier than ever. Swift is also powerful enough to build the world’s most advanced software, so that even the most complex, immersive business apps can be built on Swift.

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Swift is free and open source.

To help Swift grow into an even more powerful language, anyone can contribute to the Swift source code in the community. Swift 3 is the first major release in the open at, with source code, a bug tracker, mailing lists, and regular development builds available for everyone.

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Swift is well on its way to even more platforms.

We’re already seeing Swift go everywhere, including projects in the community that bring Swift to new platforms like Linux that make it even more powerful for business. Open source Swift can be applied to an even broader range of platforms, from mobile devices to the desktop and in the cloud. IBM has already started bringing open source Swift to the cloud by providing solutions to experiment, share, and collaborate with Swift server-side code.

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New to Swift?

If you’re new to coding, or just new to Swift, we have all the resources you need to get started. We offer something for coders at every level — ranging from resources covering fundamental coding concepts to more complex technical resources and sample code.

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Get everything you need in one place with Xcode.

Xcode includes everything you need to debug, edit, and compile apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Get started today with the editors, catalogs, and extensions you need to build the best possible apps for business.

From concept to code in no time.

Xcode provides all the tools to move quickly from concept to code to app. Because everything in Xcode is so well integrated, developers are productive from the start, and end-to-end workflows feel natural. Xcode provides everything businesses need to build great apps — including the static analyzer, Interface Builder, and an integrated test-driven development.

Streamlined development for iOS apps.

With the iOS SDK, Xcode can build, install, run, and debug
 Cocoa Touch apps in a Mac-based iOS simulator for a streamlined development workflow. It can also handle the most complex
 builds, scaling to automatically sign, provision, and install iPhone
 and iPad apps onto a device.