A New Language - Swift

I was shocked when Apple released a new language today. I expected that Ruby would become the new blessed scripting language, but Apple released Swift.

Right from the Apple Dev Site: Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

This language reminds me of a mix between Python, but it is faster than Obj-C by leveraging the LLVM.

This is the most substantial dev announcement of all. Check it out here: https://developer.apple.com/swift/