Apple has overhauled and expanded its free Swift learning curricula: Everyone Can Code for young students and Develop in Swift for mature ones.
The Swift Playgrounds app—a kinder, gentler way to learn Swift programming—is now available for Mac users running macOS 10.15.3 Catalina or later.
Apple is a bit of an underdog in the education market, where Google increasingly dominates with inexpensive, easily managed Chromebook laptops. On Tuesday, Apple staged an education-specific press event at a Chicago magnet school to trot out a host of education initiatives meant to make Apple more competitive in the classroom.
For aspiring app developers, Apple is bringing the new Swift Playgrounds app to iPads later this year, complete with interactive Swift coding lessons.