Apple Has Launched a New Mac App to Teach People How to Program
Creativity comes in many forms, and creating something doesn’t just mean clicking a shutter, putting pen to paper, or fingers to a keyboard. Well actually in this case, it does mean putting fingers to keyboard – only the computing kind, not the musical variant.
Apple has introduced an app by the name of Swift Playground to its Mac devices, that will help anyone learn to code in the Swift programming language. The app started out on iPad back in 2016, and it’s now made its way onto Apple’s desktop devices for the first time.
“In the app description, Apple said it is made for people with no prior knowledge of coding:
Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve. The whole time you are learning Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps. Code you write works seamlessly as you move between Mac and iPad.
So, you need not worry if you haven’t paid attention to your Computer Science class.” (TheNextWeb)
Rather than writing your own code, you’ll find Swift Playground teaches you by dragging and dropping snippets of code around, helping you understand how bits of Swift code go together. It’s also worth noting you can use single files across Mac and iPad, just in case you enjoy learning on the go.
You can find the app right here, if you’re eager to get started.