Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Apple's new coding language heralds Swift changes (Wired UK)

Also see Apple's Swift climbs quickly in language popularity (Infoworld)

"Part of Swift's edge is that it's built for the average programmer. It's designed for coding even the simplest of mobile apps, and with a rather clever tool Apple calls "Playgrounds," it offers an unusually effective way of teaching yourself to code. But the larger point here is that such an enormous number of programmers have an immediate reason to use Swift. Today, hundreds of thousands of developers build apps for iPhones and iPads using a language called Objective-C, and due to the immense popularity of Apple's consumer gadgets, these coders will keep building such apps. But Swift is a significant improvement over Objective-C -- in many respects -- and this means the already enormous community of iPhone and iPad developers are sure to embrace the new language in the months to come."
Apple's new coding language heralds Swift changes (Wired UK)
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