Chapter 2 : Overview

Swift 4.0 is release at 2017-09-19, and its stable version is released at 2017-03-29 by Apple Inc for iOS and OS X development.

It adopts best of objective-C and C-language.

Its  a new programming language, according to chris Lattner’s Homepage, he started work on the swift programming language in july of 2010.

  • Safe programming patterns
  • Modern programming feature
  • Objective-C like syntax
  • Does not need a separate library import to support functionalities like input/output or string handling.
  • Uses Xcode IDE to develop
  • Same runtime as Objective-C system on Mac OS and iOS(from iOS 6 and OS X 10.8 platforms)
  • It have playground feature where swift 4 developer can write code and execute it to she the output immediately.


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