Ted Kremenek may not be the first name to think about when you think of Apple, but he has had a very important role in the company since 2017, when he was strengthened to Apple's Swift Project Lead. You can hear from Kremenek himself in a new podcast interview published today, talking about Swift's evolution, Apple's internal use of his programming language and more.
Ted Kremenek was named Swift Project Lead at Apple two years ago when Chris Lattner, Swift's creator, left Apple to work on Autopilot at Tesla (for a short period before landing on Google). Lattner credited Kremenek with being deeply involved in Swift at Apple at the time:
I'm happy to announce that Ted Kremenek will take me as "Project Manager" for the Swift project, manage the management and leadership responsibilities of Swift.org . This recognizes the incredible effort he has already put into the project and reflects a decision I made to leave Apple later this month to pursue an opportunity in another room.
Now you can hear from Kremenek in his own voice on The Last Episode of John Sundell's "Swift by Sundell" podcast where Apple's Swift Project Lead was interviewed:
Ted Kremenek, leader of the Language and Runtimes team at Apple, joins John to talk about Swift 5 ̵1; focusing on ABI stability and what it means for the future of language, how string enhancements have been enhanced in this release, how Apple uses Swift internally and much more.
Similarly, Apple has supported Swift-centric podcasts with exclusive interviews earlier, including a series of Swift Unwrapped episodes last year with Apple's engineers Ben Cohen and Doug Gregor, both working on Apple's Swift development language.
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