Pros & Cons Of Swift Programming Language

Incepted in 2014, Swift has been in the market as a beloved programming language for close to a decade now. It has weathered the love and hate of developers as it progressed to become a cleaner, neater and more clutter-free programming language.

Today, Swift ranks as the 11th most preferred programming language and this ranking comes from the developers who have used it over the years for creating computer programs and mobile applications for iOS, macOS X, and Linux.

Founded by Apple and other open-source contributors, Swift has expanded rapidly since 2014 and has become a haven for the majority of iOS app development projects among developers.

Nevertheless, Swift too has its drawbacks along with its perks which developers haven’t been able to forego and still experience to this day.

Let’s take a look at some of Swift’s pros and cons!

Pros:

  • Open-source: Being open-source is one of Swift’s greatest strengths. The language became open-source by the latter half of 2015, making it a platform where developers can not only work in synergy but also share their inputs and two cents on the language’s development and code.

Cons:

  • Native: Being a native app development language, Swift doesn’t enable the creation of apps on both Android and iOS. Today cross-platform app development frameworks have caught the market in a whirlwind and every developer wants to create codes that they can run on both platforms without taking the load.

Conclusion:

Weighing Swift’s pros and cons proves that it is here to stay and evolve with more developers taking it up in the near future. You too shouldn’t miss out on some of Swift’s amazing app development features and hire Swift developers for your next application development gig.

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