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    Default Apple Announces Swift, A New Programming Language


    At the WWDC 2014 Keynote, Apple announced a new programming language that they call Swift. Craig Federighi took the stage to introduce it to us, and the best way it can be described is Objective-C without the fluff of C.

    Swift is much more efficient than previous programming languages, and it was built to work with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. You can see some of the performance improvements below for Complex Object Sort and RC4 Encryption:




    Switch works inside of Xcode with real-time code-reading and comprehension capabilities that display output on the sidebar of the Xcode application as you type it.



    Swift eliminates a lot of the code that you would normally have to type in Objective-C, and therefore takes away a lot of potential programming mistakes. The goal here was to create an easier and more efficient coding language that anyone could get into.

    Apple is releasing an iBook in the iBooks Store that will help with learning to code in Swift.
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    Do we really need yet another language???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
    Do we really need yet another language???
    Well supposedly faster, I assume it's just another way to lock things into the Apple ecosystem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
    Do we really need yet another language???
    By creating a new one that's better than the old ones, we can effectively phase out the older one with poorer performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
    Do we really need yet another language???
    If it's better and more efficient, why not?

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    Gonna need it to run the larger phones coming our way. Seems that efficiency is the name of the game. Considering the new phones will have larger batteries, screens etc. Can't wait to see this Swift in action.

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