The Swift programming language is making huge waves in the world of iOS App development. Its popularity over the prevalent Objective-C can be attributed to the relative ease of avoiding programming errors and additional features like bug detection and higher programming speed.
All about iOS Development with Swift
Apple Inc designed the compiler-based Swift. It was made to develop apps compatible with Apple devices. Swift is quickly being adopted as the industry standard. Built as an alternative, Swift has several benefits over the preceding Objective-C. The standout feature is its open-source nature, allowing it to be used on different non-Apple platforms like Linux.
Global Trends on Swift Programming Language
A significant achievement, considering the fact that it did not exist ten years ago. It had also secured the 6th position as the “most-loved” language among programmers.
If we consider the search analytics data of language tutorials by Google Trends, Swift occupies the 9th rank in the PYPL(Popularity of Programming Language) Index.
Here is all you need to know about the history of the Swift programming language.
Swift was created by Chris Lattner and was launched worldwide in June 2014.
Swift was brought over to the open-source platform in December 2015.
There have been periodic Swift version updates- Swift 1.0,1.1(2014); 1.2, 2.0, (2015); 3.0 (2016); 4.0 (2017); 4.1 (2018); 5.0, 5.1(2019); 5.2(2020).
Over six hundred worldwide coders have been tirelessly working- enhancing the scope of Swift.
The updated Swift 5.3 arrived on September 16, 2020.
Compatibility with Ubuntu’s Linux has existed since Swift 2.2. The 5.2.4 version saw accessibility with CentOS and Amazon Linux.