Apple’s Swift Programming Favorable to Many
Swift, Apple’s new programming language, has seen favorable results from many outsiders. In a recent AppleInsider report, iOS and OS X developers including American Airlines, Getty Images, Linkedin and Duolingo are really big fans as their interest in the product continues to grow.
What is Swift? According to Apple, “Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.”
Why are these companies enjoying the new Swift programming so much you may ask? It has covered many tasks ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in shipping apps.
You also may want to know why so many companies are drawing their attention to this programming. According to the article, part of it stems from the idea that Swift programming, in comparison to Objective-C is easier for new programmers to adopt and quickly become productive.
Apple CEO Tim Cook stated, “Swift became available in September as part of the Xcode tools and in the first month those tools were downloaded over 11 million times…” Swift clearly seems to be a huge pull for developers simply because of its efficiency.
Another key factor in the success of Swift is the fact that a numerous amount of international universities and technical schools are already incorporating Swift into their courses. Not only are international universities getting involved, but national universities as well including Stanford, University of Missouri and many more across the country.
For more information on Apple’s Swift programming, check out the AppleInsider article here. We will keep our eye on the increase in popularity of Swift programming and continue to update you on the service.