Why you should learn Apple’s open source Swift language

“If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “”

“Apple built its language to be easy to use and with syntactic simplicity to match Python,” Evans writes. “What this means is you can begin actually building your apps much faster than you would be able to when learning any other dev platform. Some say that in just 3-4 months, you’ll be able to make real app ideas happen.”

“Apple is the world’s biggest company, so it has to make sense to use the development platforms it prefers,” Evans writes. “Since the launch of the App Store, Apple says it has handed over $16 billion to developers in the U.S. alone. Judging by Apple’s success, it makes sense to support their platforms…”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: If you’re interested in learning Swift, you can download The Swift Programming Language book for free from Apple’s iBooks Store here.

Happy coding!


  1. I have learned every variant of Swift since 1.0. And yes I like to program in the language. I am also happy that it is open source. The reality of the situation. While the open source language is etched in stone the GUI is not. So when I need a GUI too: Back to Python.

  2. I’m pretty vested in c# and swift is a hard sell currently with all the solid cross platform tools and compilers for c#.

    Swift is slick and I hope it grows. You can certainly pick up the basics in swift and move to something else if you need also.

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