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SWIFT DEVELOPMENT FOR IOS.

1 August 2020

Internet of Things software

One of the top ten ranked programming languages; the Apple launched program has claimed its position within two years of launching. Apple launched this programming language in 2014, calling it the “Objective-C without C”. The main aim of launching this language was to make coding easy for Ios Developers by combing the best of both C and Objective C. The duration between the concept and launching of this programe was around 4 years. Lets discuss briefly about Swift below:

WHAT IS SWIFT?

Swift is a new programming language for iOS and OS X apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun.

POSITIVES OF SWIFT

1. Safer Platform: Swift’s sentence structure and language developments reject the few sorts of mix-ups conceivable in Objective-C. This soundness implies that there will be less crashes and instances of dangerous conduct.

2. Maintenance: The development of Objective C is interdependent on ‘c’. And so a combined platform can result in better maintenance and performance.

3. Full stack Capabilities: Utilizing Swift for backend just as the frontend uses enables you to share and reuse the code broadly. The outcome – shorter still advancement time lesser still endeavors on the coders' part.

4. Faster Development and open source community support: Its simplified grammar and syntax make it ever so easy to read and write. if one doesn’t have an in-depth knowledge of Swift, one can easily learn the language with Playgrounds i.e. an application used to learn the same.

NEGATIVES OF SWIFT

1. Not that matured: As this language was recently discovered because of which issues do crop up from time to time, which, of course, need resolution.

2. Is not supported in old versions of iOS: Swift is meant for iOS app development only for iOS7, OSX10.9, and higher versions. So, using it for other older projects that run on older OS versions is not possible.

3. Largely due to frequent updates and lacking backward compatibility, as mentioned above, it is often hard to find the right tools to help with the certain tasks. Developers often report issues with syntax highlighting, autocomplete, refactoring tools, and compilers.

IS IT THE FUTURE OF iOS DEVELOPMENT

In spite of its young age and the chaperon debate, Swift as of now has various noticeable examples of overcoming adversity. Many leading companies like Lyft, LinkedIn, Coursera, Pandora, Vimeo, Twitter, Fitbit, and Groupon. Moreover, Facebook and Uber are reported to have shown significant interest in Swift.

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