Now, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 isn’t usually something we’d touch on here at JAXenter, what with its focus on iOS flavoured-topics and all. But CEO Tim Cook’s surprise reveal of Apple’s new Swift language, to a rapturous reception, had our JVM senses a-tingling.

Why? Well, for a start, there are some aspects of this new programming tool that those on the J-side may find pretty familiar. Here’s a nice overview of the features so you can compare for yourself. (Note:  there’s already an old Swift language, designed for parallel scripting on multicores, clusters, clouds and supercomputers - but if you’re using that, you’re probably not that bothered about writing the next Flappy-Angry-Goat-Ladder abomination).

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