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Apple's top secret Swift language grew from work to sustain Objective C, which it now aims to replace

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/06/04/apples-top-secret-swift-language-grew-from-work-to-sustain-objective-c-which-it-now-aims-to-replace

Work on Swift—Apple's surprise new programming language unveiled at WWDC—started development four years ago in conjunction with efforts to keep Objective C relevant. Swift now aims to quickly replace Objective C for modern Cocoa development on iOS and OS X.

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