What is Swift?.
Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. A fast, safe and interactive language combining modern language thinking and become a fantastic way to write software, making it suitable for applications that runs on phones, desktops and servers. A Programmer friendly language neither compromises on performance nor on development by combining powerful inferences and patterns matching with the modern, lightweight syntax to express complex ideas concisely.
|Maintained by||License Type||Popular Examples||Support||Updates||Developer Skills|
|Apple Inc.||Apache License 2.0 (Swift 2.2 and later)||Messenger,Instagram,youtube||swift.com/contact-us/support||Supported frequently beyond the next major version release.||Object-oriented programming. Experience with Cocoa APIs on OS X.|
|Often Compared to||Testing||Accessibility||Maintained by||Repository|
|objective c & java||Quick,Fastlane and Slather||–||Apple Inc.||github.com/apple/swift|
- Clean and expressive language, easy to read and write, reducing manual development efforts.
- Simplicity and Transparency enables scaling up of easy project development.
- PRobust bug-fixing functionality gives no room for error, making the application more friendly.
- Allows to test code on the spot without compiling big pieces of it or creating whole app
- Consistent changes in the newer versions of iOS, appears to be unstable. Considering of shifting projects to a newer version of Swift seems to be high.
- Swift still has a very limited number of “native” libraries and tools: Many of the available resources and tools dedicated to earlier Swift versions are useless with the newer releases.