Swift 2 is a modern programming language, created by Apple Inc. that is fast, safe and interactive. It is an intuitive and powerful programming language for iOS, watch OS and OS X development. Writing Swift code is fun and interactive with concise yet expressive syntax. Apps built using Swift runs super-fast with the lightning speed. Swift can be readily used in your present project as the Swift code works alongside the Objective-C.
Last year in WWDC 2014, Apple launched Swift as a safe and fast language and soon it became the most popular programming language. After its first release, an upgraded version Swift 1.2 was released later in 2014.
The major up gradation in Swift was announced as launch of Swift 2 at WWDC 2015. Swift was initially a proprietary language, but with the announcement of Swift 2, Apple also announced that Swift 2 would be available as open source supporting OS X, iOS and Linux. During WWDC 2015, Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi addressed, “We are stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2. We think Swift is the next big programming language, the one we will all do application and system programming on for 20 years to come. We think it should be everywhere and used by everyone.”
This decision of Apple making Swift as open source will allow developers to contribute to the development of the language and write programs using Swift.
Alongwith this exciting feature, new Swift have many more exciting things to offer.
The new Swift comes with an advanced error handling feature that would offer a more clear and expressive syntax for catching and throwing errors. It has also made it easy to create your own type of custom errors, so that error cases can be described with clear names.
Improvement in Syntax
New Syntax of Swift allows you to write more expressive code and lets you improve the consistency across the language. SDKs with new Objective-C features makes Swift code even safer and cleaner.
Xcode 7 is having a robust migrator that would convert your playground code and application to work with the latest developments in syntax of Swift 2.0
Swift 2.0 comes with another great feature that is built-in availability checking. It will definitely help in building the best possible apps for every targeted version of OS.
With the arrival of Swift 2 on the platform, the language gets more powerful and being open source now, it is available for more developers on more number of platforms.
For more information on Swift, please visit: https://developer.apple.com/swift/
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