Swift language A transformer for Mobile App developmentby Oodles Technologies IM Executive
In 2014, an announcement was made that was not expected. In spite of the fact, it didn’t receive much attention, it was a big news for the developer community. And that was Swift, a completely new language for iOS phones as well as tablets.
The main aim of this new programming language is to enhance the speed of the market of app creation, and reduce the cost. This is one plain and simple language to work with. Swift delivers some significant features that are now loved by the developer community, it is something they have never experienced with other native languages.
For example, the most important feature of Swift is known as Playground. It allows developers to edit and update any bit of code, without recompiling and fixing errors to see a result set on a device or an emulator.
This is basically real-time development, which is HUGE! Just imagine, how much time is wasted in compiling code and fixing errors, and that is just to check if a minor update is showing properly on a device.
This just won’t make developers more efficient, but also enhance their productivity, and undoubtedly speed up development. Especially, Native iOS developers will be very happy with this.
The other time saver every developer would love is, Inferred Types. Declaring variables can be an annoying task sometimes and developers know it. Almost every developer wishes for a development framework that can automatically figure out a memory allocated variable type, and all of us once in a lifetime have forgotten to correctly declare variable while compiling code.
Swift enables the development framework to automatically figure out memory allocated variable types, as a result of that, codes are much cleaner. This process makes development not just faster, but also a better experience for developers.
Another addition that enhances performance of applications by faster development is Automated Memory Management. You must have had those times while you were searching for memory leaks, and spent hours to find them.
Swift allows these memory leaks to automatically be recognized and rectified. And developers appreciate this move made by Apple. There are some other features of this programming language, such as code readability, but these above mentioned features will surely maintain the growth of iOS developers.
In any case, Swift language undoubtedly addresses time and cost head on. It does not affect HTML5 or any platform vendor for building cross-platform applications.
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