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This article was published on March 21, 2016

    Apple releases Xcode 7.3 as Swift is updated to version 2.2 for developers

    Apple releases Xcode 7.3 as Swift is updated to version 2.2 for developers
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    TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

    In addition to all the fun new products unveiled at Apple’s event this morning, the company has also released a new version of Xcode for developers, which coincides with the launch of Swift 2.2.

    The update to Swift makes it the first since the language was open sourced on December 3. It also features contributions from non-Apple employees, but lacks support for Swift Core Libraries on Linux (which is coming in version 3).

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    In addition to bug fixes and diagnostic enhancements, Swift 2.2 also features tuple comparison operators and Swift language version build configuration. If you want to track the evolution of Swift, there’s a GitHub repository just for you.

    Xcode 7.3 brings in interactive playgrounds for all, and a “more intelligent” code completion. Developers can also support multiple Apple Watches for a single iPhone with Xcode 7.3, and the debugger automatically imports the proper framework for Swift and Objective C impressions. Of course, Xcode 7.3 also supports Swift 2.2.