Swift is Apple’s newest open-source, multi-paradigm programming language for iOS and OS X apps. Swift integrates Objective-C’s named parameters and object-oriented model, while including an advanced compiler, debugger and framework infrastructure.
Who uses it?
Professions and Industries:
Swift Platform Developers, iOS Mobile Application Developers, Software Developers, Senior Programmers, Data Engineers
Information Technology, Engineering, Design, Management and Professional Services
Major Organizations: Apple, Getty Images, Slack, Dow Jones, Playlist Media
Specializations Where Swift is Used Most: Software development
What makes learning it important?
Swift is primarily used by developers to create apps for iOS and OS X.
Dow Jones is rewriting sections of its mobile Wall Street Journal app using Swift.
Getty Images built its consumer-facing app, Stream, using Swift.
Supports ‘playgrounds,’ a feature that lets programmers experiment and see immediate results
Easy to understand syntax
Ideal for writing production-ready code
Where did it start?
Swift, which is based off of the Objective-C programming language, was introduced at Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The newest version, Swift 2, was released as an open-source language in 2015