Introducing Server-Side Swift with IBM

Server-Side Swift with IBM

Imagine it’s December of 2015. You’re a developer, and you’ve just heard the news that Apple has open sourced their Swift programming language. You’re probably excited, but also a little wary, a little curious; why would Apple get involved in open source software? This isn’t normal for a company that typically keeps its products under lock and key.

Fast forward to today. A great deal has happened since Apple’s fateful decision, and Swift is now contending as a server-side language to rival Javascript, Java, Go, and others. The implications are pretty significant. Swift, the same language that powers modern Apple applications, can now be used to build web servers, microservices, and even hobbyist electronics projects with single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi.

It’s pretty easy to understand Apple’s motivations—bridging Swift to the server is an opportunity to expand their reach and grow their developer community. But what does this all mean for you? Should you be excited about server-side Swift?

Yes, you should. You absolutely should.

Introducing Server-Side Swift with IBM

We’re so excited about the potential of server-side Swift, that we built a new course just to teach developers how to extend Swift beyond the realm of Apple devices and onto the server and the cloud. We’ve secured an amazing partner for the course, and we’re now very pleased to announce the launch of Server-Side Swift … with IBM!

Enroll in Server-Side Swift with IBM today!

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Teaching Job Skills We KNOW You’ll Use: How We Created The “GitHub & Collaboration” Course

Udacity GitHub & Collaboration

When we launched Udacity Blitz, we knew we were setting a course into uncharted waters. But we passionately believed that an initiative whose primary objective was to connect talented alumni with exciting work opportunities just had to succeed. Fortunately it has, and it’s a pleasure now to say we foresaw it all along!

New Course! GitHub & Collaboration

What we couldn’t have foreseen, was the role Blitz would come to play in helping Udacity—and specifically content developers like myself—build even more laser-focused content expressly designed to equip students with the in-demand skills they’ll actually rely on when they work at top tech companies. A new course we’ve just launched is a perfect example. It’s called GitHub & Collaboration, and it is the direct result of this symbiotic ecosystem that Udacity Blitz has made possible.

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