Introduction to Swift Programming Language

Introduction to Swift Programming Language

August 28, 2022 0 By Abhay Goel

Swift is a multi-paradigm, highly compiled programming language developed by Apple Inc. and the open-source community. It is the successor to Objective-C which Tom Love and Brad Cox developed in the early 1980s. Due to its more readable time and extended code, Apple had to develop a programming language which was easy and faster than Objective-C.

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It was introduced in the year 2014 by Craig Federighi, an engineer at Apple Inc. Many users thought that no language could replace Objective-C as this was the main programming language used by Apple. But as time went by, many people started to adopt this programming langue and it has been fun for the developers to work with it. It is mainly used to create apps for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, etc. Not only this, as this language was developed outside the Apple community i.e. the open-source this means that you can also use it outside Apple platforms.

Apple claims that it is 8.4 times faster than Python 2 and 2.6 times faster than Objective-C. Many apps have been developed using Swift Programming Language which includes Lyft, Khan Academy, Clear, Sky Guide, LinkedIn, Kickstarter, Eventbrite, Hipmunk, etc.

We would be covering much information on this programming language and its implementation on apps built for Apple.