Apple announces ‘App Development with Swift’

Apple has served up App Development with Swift, a free course available as an iBooks course at the iBookStore. It's a year-long program geared towards helping people "design fully functional apps, gaining critical job skills in software development and information technology," according to Apple.

Touted as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. About three years ago Apple announced that it would replace its "ancient" native mobile app development language Objective-C by its newborn language called Swift. 

According to AppleInsider, in the fall, six colleges will begin teaching the iBooks material: the Alabama Community College System, Columbus State Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Houston Community College, Mesa Community College and the San Mateo Community College District. HCC is in fact opening an iOS Coding and Design School, Apple noted. "Select" high schools — yet to be named — will also add it to their curricula.