Swift: A Guide for New Users

Swift: A Guide for New Users

By Mark Volkmann, Object Computing Partner and Distinguished Software Engineer

April 2022

Billed as a "powerful programming language that is also easy to learn," Swift is an open source language developed by Apple to replace Objective-C. Although created by Apple and optimized for Apple's operating systems, Swift also supports Linux, Windows, and Android.

In this article, Mark Volkmann provides a detailed summary of Swift's key features, as well as an educated evaluation of the language's advantages and drawbacks.

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This month's SETT article is published on Mark Volkmann's personal blog, a valuable resource featuring tutorials for web developers interested in taking their skills to the next level.

If you have ideas for additional tips that should be included or corrections to what is already there, please email Mark at mark@objectcomputing.com.

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