- Rhymes: -ɪft
- A surname, originally a nickname for a swift or quick person.
- (computing) A general-purpose multi-paradigm compiled programming language introduced by Apple Inc. in 2014.
2014 June 5, John Timmer, “A fast look at Swift, Apple’s new programming language”, in Ars Technica:
- If anyone outside Apple saw Swift coming, they certainly weren't making any public predictions.
2015 December 14, Steve Lohr, “Stephen Wolfram Aims to Democratize His Software”, in New York Times:
- Apple has made its Swift programming tools open source, Google opened up its TensorFlow machine-learning software, and IBM did the same with its SystemML.
2016 September 13, Natasha Singer, “Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (iPads Sold Separately)”, in New York Times:
- Unlike some children’s apps, which employ drag-and-drop blocks to teach coding, the Apple program uses Swift, a professional programming language that the company introduced in 2014.