Enterprise Tech News: Apple Officially Unveils Swift 3, Google Buys Apigee, IBM Offers MaaS To India
16 Sep. 2016 Enterprise Tech News
This week’s tech news roundup features: Apple launches version 3.0 of Swift, Google acquires Apigee, and IBM commences delivering MaaS services in India.
Apple Swift 3.0 Is Now Officially Released
Swift 3.0, the latest and most high-performing version of Apple’s open-source programming language, has now been officially released. It contains two major changes – effectively translating Objective-C into Swift, and applying API guidelines to Swift’s Standard library. The first change makes the code imported from Objective-C and translated into Swift, more legible and Swift-like. While in the second change, almost all item referenced in the Standard library are renamed to be less wordy.
Though these changes are a great opportunity to start afresh with Swift but for those having existing Swift codebases, they are source-breaking. A migrator can be used for translating Swift 2 code to Swift 3 code. In fact, Apple plans to provide migration tools for Xcode 8.0 for automating this transition.
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Google Buys API Management Provider Apigee
Google has planned to acquire Apigee, a firm that provides software for predictive analysis and API (application programming interface) management. The deal is valued at about $625 million. With this acquisition, Google aims to claim a larger share of the lucrative cloud computing business.
“APIs — the mechanism developers use to interface and integrate with outside apps and services — are vital for how business gets done today in the fast-growing digital and mobile marketplace,” said Diane Greene, Google SVP, in a blog post. “The addition of Apigee’s API solutions to Google Cloud will accelerate our customers’ move to supporting their businesses with high-quality digital interactions. Apigee will make it much easier for the requisite APIs to be implemented and published with excellence.”
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IBM To Deliver MaaS Service In India
IBM has announced plans to offer mobile security as a service (MaaS) in India through its cloud infrastructure. This move is anticipated to address the in-country data requirements efficiently. The company will also offer data privacy consulting services and mobile strategy, design and deployment consultants in India.
The MaaS services will expand IBM’s Cloud offerings as they will now be available through the data centers in India and France. “We are hosting the service out of the India data center using Softlayer (IBM’s cloud computing infrastructure) that’s part of our Digital India strategy. Our data center will accelerate the relevance to Indian markets,” said Vaidyanathan Iyer, Business Unit Executive, IBM Security at India and South Asia.
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