Today, I am happy to release the first alpha version of Tifig, a new Eclipse-based IDE for Swift. It is still at a very early stage of development, but it is already possible to write, build and run simple Swift programs.

Tifig Screenshot

My main goal for Tifig is for it to become a solid, extendable, cross-platform Swift IDE with good refactoring tools. Since Xcode is primarily used for the development of iOS and Mac apps, Tifig may become an interesting choice for web developers who want to use Swift on the server.

I am working on Tifig as part of my master thesis at HSR and I also have a part-time job at the Institute for Software, where we create Cevelop among other things.

You are welcome to download Tifig and try it on your system. If you have any suggestions or bug reports, you can send me an email or a DM on Twitter. Any feedback is highly appreciated. Please keep in mind however, that a lot of essential features are still missing or incomplete. For more information about Tifig, please read the FAQ page.