Ever since its inception in the 1980s, Objective C has been the apple of developers’ eyes! Hence it doesn’t come as a surprise that what started off as a programming language transformed into a bundled object-oriented programming (OOP). As coveted as it was, it didn’t take time for Objective C to become the default programming language for NeXTSTEP, OS X, and iOS. However, with the onset of 2010, Apple ventured into the development of Swift, which was meant to beat Objective C in many aspects – security, type safety, and on-hardware performance being some of them. And it did. In fact, its 2014 launch proved that Swift is 2.6 times faster than Objective C! Now used for the development of iOS, watchOS, tvOS and OS X apps, Swift is fast becoming a rage, which explains the rising demand for iOS developer for hire.
So what is it that makes iOS Swift programming language, such a success?
To begin with, it is fairly easy to learn. Whether it is a seasoned Apple iOS developer or an entry-level developer, or even a student for that matter, this meticulously designed language offers an easy grasp to one and all.
Swift is open sourced by Apple. This makes the language available for developers who work or wish to work on platforms other than Apple.
- Scope of Use
For all you know, you can hire iOS developer to build apps using Swift, for devices using iOS 7 and later, as well as those as old as OS X 10.9 or later.
Swift is readily available in the latest version of Xcode.
As is evident, Swift is far more advantageous than its close competitors. There are, however, some developers who still vouch for Python. Even then, the speed and utility that Swift offers simply stand unparalleled. For all we know, a bright future for this programming language is simply unarguable.