In the arena of iPhone application development, more and more developers are showing keen interest in learning a new programming language, Swift that is more approachable and fully-featured for iOS and OS X application development.
Certainly it’s not an easy move to switch to a new platform and this is why there is a lot of hesitation among the developing over taking this big decision. It is no less than moving out of the comfort zone as it involves many uncertainties along with the challenges to use a new programming language for developing that they are absolutely unbeknownst of.
So here we let you have a glance on its awesome features and benefits of Swift for the iOS developers.
Easy to read
With Swift you can ensure that the applications run faster and perform better. The Low Level Virtual Machine compiler supported by Swift quickly transforms the code written by the developers into native code. At the same time, the coding formats or syntax and even the standard libraries of Objective-C are fine tuned making the Swift code perform better.
While using Swift, the programmers don’t have to fret over the unsafe code criteria. The initialization of variables is necessary while arrays are checked for overflow and various other code safety patterns are tuned. The unused or unwanted data is automatically deleted with the use of the automatic garbage collection feature of Swift. This way the memory management application becomes easier as the developer needs not to devote resources for memory management.
Interoperable with Objective-C
Swift adopts the readability of named parameters as well as the power of a dynamic object model of the Objective-C. With it being interoperable with the earlier programming language, the iOS developers who are already familiar with Objective-C can easily grasp. It requires lesser coding for development, hence the development of apps is way easier. Debugging of apps is also easier. Experimenting with new APIs is easy with features like Playground and REPL.
Looking at the appealing features, Swift is certainly looked out as the future technology for iPhone application development.