What is Swift?
Swift is a general purpose, compiled programming language which was started by Chris Lattner and team in 2010 and further developed by Apple Inc. for modern approach to software design patterns like macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and beyond.
How is Swift different from other languages?
Swift developer base has recently grown beyond apple products with support for cross platform operability. The heart of the Swift language is its LLVM compiler environment which converts the code to intermediate representation known as LLVM-IR. This allows swift to either compiler the IR to stand along binary or perform JIT (Just In Time) compilation. Swift playground in Xcode also allows REPL (Read-Eval-Print loop) to evaluate expressions as soon as they are written.
Why is it used?
Swift version 2.2 released in 2016 can run on linux and version 5.3 in 2020 become available for the Windows operating system. Swift is open-source and cross-platform, so Swift code can run on Apple products and also Linux and Windows. The Swift programming language gained popularity and became the top choice of developers who built apple apps. Swift use is not limited to developing apps for Apple products as it is designed to be a general-purpose language and is being used to develop web services and even web applications.
Where is it used?
Swift is a efficient, stable and secure programming language and is gaining popularity for
Please visit swift_documentation for more information about swift programming language.
Swift uses an LLVM based compiler to execute the code. The LLVM compiler enables JIT compilation on LLVM-IR to generates byte code for the interpreter. Swift programming code can be written in multiple ways. Some them are listed below:
Swift is supported on all the major operating systems. Click the following links to download the latest release for the respective operating systems.
Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. Visual Studio Code is free and open source IDE with extension based support for most languages.
Jupyter Notebook is a web-based tool to run live code including Python. Install Python before installing the stand-alone Jupyter Notebook. After the Python's installation, type one of the following commands in the command terminal.
'pip' is the keyword that is used to install missing libraries/packages in Python. Please visit this page to know more about 'pip'.
Note: Make sure the PATH variable is set properly before installing any Python related package. Click the following links to learn how to set the PATH variable in the respective operating systems.
Jupyter Support Swift Language.
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