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Introduction to Swift

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Swift is a brand new programming language which was revealed by Apple at WWDC 2014 along with iOS 8. It is set to eventually replace the Objective – C language which is currently being used for Apple development. Swift is easier to learn and it has got a much cleaner syntax as compared to Objective – C. The syntax of Objective – C was very different compared to what you may be used to if you have previous experience with Java, C#, Javascript etc. With Swift, the syntax will seem a bit similar if you have previous web development experience.

Swift is designed to work alongside Objective – C programs. You can add swift code to your existing applications and it will work fine with the existing Objective – C code. If you are new to iOS development, then you can easily start learning Swift although some knowledge of Objective – C may also be helpful as there are a lot of existing libraries which are already written in Objective – C. But Swift is definitely the language for the future and it will slowly replace Objective – C. Along with the language, Apple also released a Swift programming guide which gives a detailed walk through of the language. In this post, i will briefly give an introduction to basic Swift syntax. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mako

August 6th, 2014 at 9:05 am

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