What is Swift

Swift Programming Language

What is Swift


In July 2010, Chris Lattner started the development of Swift in collaboration with many other programmers at Apple. The idea of Swift was taken from Objective-C, Rust, Haskell, Ruby, Python, C#, CLU and so on. The first app written in Swift was the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) application that was publicly released on 2 June, 2014. Swift Sandbox website by IBM was announced in December 2015. In order to teach people how to code in Swift, an ipad exclusive app, named Swift Playgrounds, was announced by Apple during WWDC 2016. There are various versions of Swift and Swift 4.1 is the latest version released on 29 March, 2018.  


What is Swift?

Swift is a programming language developed for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux by Apple Inc. and has multiple paradigms. It is a general-purpose, compiled programming language. The open source LLVM compiler framework is used to build it. Many core concepts associated with Objective C are supported by the language. Swift was ranked in the top 10 in TIOBE index in March 2017.


Who uses Swift?

  1. Apple
  2. IBM
  3. Uber
  4. Airbnb
  5. Lyft
  6. LinkedIn


What it is used for?

  1. For developing application and softwares for apple.



  1. Easy to Understand
  2. Scalability
  3. Easy to Maintain
  4. Fast
  5. Optimized Memory-Usage


Average salary

In USA, the average salary of a swift developer is $115,333 per year.


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