Swift uses concise code and simple syntax to make it easy to work with, scalable and approachable for newer developers.
Swift vs. C++
What Is Swift Used For?
Swift is a programming language but can be viewed as a successor to the C and Objective C languages. Swift supports many of the core concepts found in Objective C, such as dynamic dispatch, widespread late binding and extensible programming, but Swift does so in a way that makes it easier for developers to catch software bugs, which creates a safer overall language.
Swift also uses Objective C runtime libraries, thereby allowing the language to run alongside Objective C, C and C++ within the same program.
What Are the Benefits of Swift?
Swift uses concise code, simplified syntax and eased grammar to make the language easy to write and understand. As a result, Swift is adaptable for developers of all skill levels. Although Swift is a newer programming language that originated in 2014 for use on Apple devices, we can now use Swift on Windows and most Linux-based operating systems, though this practice is still uncommon.
Swift’s use of Objective C runtime libraries on Apple platforms allows Swift, C, Objective C and C++ code to all run within the same program, thereby boosting the performance of C to an even greater level.
Other areas where Swift excels include memory maintenance, overall speed and binary compatibility, as well as its cross-platform, open-source nature.