Reasons for App Development with Swift
It is known that Swift is one of the most used application programming languages all over the world. Now we are going to explain what are the main reasons that make developers choose this language when programming applications.
● Open-source code
● Fast development process
● Scalable product
● Easy Readability and Maintenance
● Improvement in performance and safety
● Less footprint memory
● Interoperability with Objective-C
● Automatic memory management
a. Open-source code
Since 2015, Swift is an open-source programming language, which allows developers with all skill levels access to these created bases. This option also helps developers to save time and money in their process of application development.
b. Fast development process
As mentioned in one of the features, Swift provides a fast application development process. As it is a clean and expressive language with simplified grammar makes it easier to write and read the code developed. Moreover, it is considered an efficient programming language thanks to the fact that it is very concise.
c. Scalable product
On the other hand, with Swift, you can obtain a future-proof product. This means that it can add as new features as required and it will be extended depending on the user's needs. In the same way, you can also add more developers to the team and to the application development process because of the simplicity and conciseness of the codebase.
d. Easy Readability and Maintenance
Simple syntax is one of the main characteristics and advantages of Swift as it allows developers to read and understand the code easily. In addition to this, another characteristic of Swift is the good maintainability it has as it stores all the headers (.h) and implementations (.m) in a single file (.swift).
e. Improvement in performance and safety
As its name says, Swift was made to be focused on performance and speed. During the years, several benchmarks and tests made by multiple developers have proved that Swift performs better and faster than Objective-C.
In addition to it, and thanks to the good scalability of Swift, it is possible to optimize Swift’s code to get better performance.
On the other hand, Swift has a strong system ready to prevent code crashes and production errors. It has a shorter feedback loop, which allows Swift’s users to see the errors fast and solve them instantly.
f. Less footprint memory
When building an application, you use a lot of third-party codes-reusable and open source frameworks or libraries compiled into your app’s code. These libraries can be static or dynamic. The first ones can’t be automatically updated as they are stuck in the version compiled. Dynamic libraries are updated only when needed.
g. Interoperability with Objective-C
Swift language is completely compatible with Objective-C and can be used in the same project, which is especially useful in long projects. As a consequence, you will be able to add updates and more features using Swift language but taking advantage of the codebase written with Objective-C.
For that reason, the app development process becomes easier and more risk-free.
h. Automatic memory management
Swift uses a new technology that wasn’t introduced to iOS before. It is the Automatic Memory Counting (ARC), a technology aimed to add garbage collection function. This function is specially used to delete instances that are no longer used so that the memory footprint can be reduced and increase the app’s performance.
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