Is is possible to code using Swift on OS X Mavericks? I found the manual on iBooks but that's as far as I can get right now.
You can write iOS apps with Swift in Xcode 6 Beta. Go to the Apple Dev center to get the newest Xcode. I would keep my stable version of Xcode installed as the beta may be a little buggy, but it will get you started till a stable version gets release which will probably this fall.
Currently the only way to use Xcode for Swift programming is through the Beta version of Xcode 6. However, in order to download the Beta you must join (or be a member of) the iOS Developer Program or the Mac Developer Program.
The final XCode 6 has released and is available in the App Store. (to be precise, I'm talking about
Version 6.0.1 (6A317)).
I was surprised to see that (in contrast to XCode 6 beta) it does support Swift only for iOS! (Look at this screenshot, this is what I see when trying to create a Swift playground; also, Swift can be choosed as a language for iOS project, but not for OS X project)
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