“Open source company”

Setelah sukses membuat fansnya bangga karena telah meng-open source-kan Swift (bahasa pemrograman buatan Apple), ternyata Apple menjadi besar kepala dan memanfaatkan momen keberhasilan tersebut untuk memporomosikan halaman developer-nya…

Apple, the first major computer company to make Open Source a key part of its strategy,

Wow Apple wow, sebagai fans Apple saya rasa ini memalukan sekali. Klaim yang cukup kontroversial. Anyway, untungnya Apple sudah kembali ke akal sehatnya dan mengubah kalimat-kalimat kontroversi tersebut menjadi lebih nyaman dibaca, terutama bagi para developer/programmer:

Open source software is at the heart of Apple platforms and developer tools, and Apple continues to contribute and release significant quantities of open source code

Swift menjadi open source

Dari Swift Blog:

Today at WWDC, we announced Swift 2.0. This new version has even better performance, a new error handling API, and first-class support for availability checking. An d platform APIs feel even more natural in Swift with enhancements to the Apple SDKs.

Open Source
In addition to new features, the big news is that Apple will be making Swift open source later this year.

Di luar dugaan, Apple membuat Swift menjadi open source. Good job!

Steve Jobs on programmer productivity

Steve Jobs saat berdiskusi soal produktivitas programmer pada WWDC 1997:

The way you get programmer productivity is not by increasing the lines of code per programmer per day. That doesn’t work. The way you get programmer productivity is by eliminating lines of code you have to write.

The line of code that’s the fastest to write, that never breaks, that doesn’t need maintenance, is the line you never had to write.

Swift.