8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Swift in 2020

8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Swift in 2020

Swift is an identified programming language which is easy to learn. The language is majorly used in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Writing its code is very interactive, understandable and fun. With expressive syntax, Swift includes modern features with a very secure code which is safe by design. Combine them together, and you’ll produce a software that runs lightning-fast.

What is Swift 4?

Swift 4 is an advanced edition of Swift which is built on the strengths of Swift 3, delivering greater robustness, accuracy, and stability, providing source code compatibility, making improvements and changes to the standard library.  It has some amazing features such as smart key paths and serialization, which in turn reduces the build times and even the size of app binaries.

Learn Swift on iOS

In Swift Playgrounds you create small programs such as “playgrounds” that instantly shows the results of the code that you write. A single line of code makes creative and amazing things. Interactive lessons teach key coding concepts, and additional challenges encourage you to explore code in exciting new ways to create something very unique. Certain playgrounds generally use Bluetooth to control robots, drones, and various hardware accessories. It’s easy to share your creations with friends and family, or record and post videos of your playgrounds in action.

It actually adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier and is flexible enough as well as fun to use. One can easily learn the functions of Swift and get used to it, which is in fact great news for those who are new to iOS development. If you're an experienced iOS developer, don't worry about the knowledge and expertise you've gained over the years won't go to waste as it gives a very simple way of learning and pictorial representation.

In case you have sufficient skills to write Swift code along with Objective-C code, it's important to mention if you are an experienced developer that wishes to continue using Objective-C as his/her primary language for iOS development. If you are, then it is definitely possible to move ahead with it. The language is fully supported and is expected to remain supported for the current time and near future.

8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Swift NOW

1. Swift is the premier language for building iOS apps and therefore it is undoubtedly going to stay for long.

Apple released Swift in October month of 2014. Since then, Swift has become a well-known programming language worldwide. Swift is ranked 12th on the TIOBE Index, and has already replaced Apple’s original development language, Objective-C!

2. Swift developers are in demand.

1,500,000+ jobs have been created around the app design and development since the launch of the App Store in 2008.

3. Gives a great career opportunity as iOS Developer.

According to Glassdoor, the international average starting salary for an iOS Developer is $85,000/year.

4. Swift is easy to learn.

Apple has designed it with education in mind. Apple is known for beautiful designs, and the Swift language is no exception. Apple’s Engineers designed Swift to be powerful enough for professional developers, while still being easy to pick up and very accurate!

5. Swift is open source which means you can discuss and get feedbacks openly.

Swift.org has a robust, friendly, Open-Source community that loves to answer questions and work together to make Swift awesome and easy. 

6. Learning Swift can give you some great opportunity.

For instance, Kenny Batista learned Swift at NYC Summer Academy in 2016. Kenny built Mubimoji, an animated sticker keyboard. One of his instructors checked out his drive. His work was liked and thus he was invited to enrol in the Product College which was going to start soon. Fast forward 9 months and Kenny was invited as one of 60 scholars to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) where finally he got an opportunity to meet Mr.Tim Cook, CEO APPLE.

7. Xcode

Apple’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Swift/iOS Development is of amazing standard and class. It’s very easy to use, friendly to new developers, and stable.

8. Server-side Swift is a thing

IBM with its new framework known as Kitura is trying to make it easier to write servers in Swift. With companies such as IBM which is investing in Swift tells us that Swift is definitely something which is not to be missed.

SO are you ready to be the next big change? Share your views in the comments below.

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Jasmine Bano

A writer with 9+ years of stained experience on paper. She's been into copywriting and content for advertisement with 20+ brands. Apart from the ad copies, she also writes blogs which, considering why you're reading this, makes perfect sense. She's best known for writing fiction, non-fiction, advertising copies, ad campaigns, and has won the best writer award from her former companies three times. She was also a semi-finalist for "Bumble's most influential women in India" in the year 2019. Apart from writing, you can find her running "Womeant" (a social initiative for women empowerment) and educating street kids to pass time.


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