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Swift vs Objective-C

Through this blog we will learn more about Swift and Objective-C and then see the difference between them.

Swift Introduction:

Swift is a general purpose and powerful programming language for operating systems like iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS used in development by Apple. A swift programming language is designed to work with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.

Swift is familiar with Objective-C programming language. It is friendly to new programmers.

It has been announced and released on xCode 6 Beta and is a safe, modern and powerful Programming Language for those who are developing in iOS.

Resources:

Let me list down the various resources for Swift:
1) https://developer.apple.com/swift/

This is a professional website used for Swift development. It provides you all the resources required for Swift Development and also explains how to develop iOS applications using Swift with Sample codes.

2) http://www.swiftweekly.com/

This Newsletter provides Code examples, tutorials, screencasts and much more to learn Apple’s new programming Language.

3) http://swiftsandbox.io/

This is a Coder’s Newsletter on Programming for Swift to master Swift Language. It gives you open source projects and tools.

Objective-C Introduction:

Objective-C is a general purpose, object oriented programming language used by Apple for the OS X and iOS operating systems.

It is a superset of C programming language and provides object oriented capabilities and dynamic runtime access for development.

Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and control statements of C and was designed to add new features like C++ to C. Objective-C is more dynamic, makes decision at run-time rather than compile-time. This programming language is using for different iOS Frameworks.

Resources:

Let me list down the various resources for Objective-C:

1) https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ProgrammingWithObjectiveC/Introduction/Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40011210-CH1-SW1

This is a professional website for Objective C development. It provides you all the resources for Objective-C Development and explains how to develop iOS applications using Objective-C with Sample codes.

2) https://iosdevweekly.com/

This is a link for iOS Newsletters, which covers Objective-C programming language tutorials. You will get weekly news, blogs and sample codes for iOS Development.

Now that we have learnt about Swift and Objective-C, lets now discuss the differences between the same.

Swift vs Objective-C

Swift

Objective – C

Swift is easier to Read Objective C is harder than Swift to Read
Easy to Maintain Hard to Maintain
Swift is Secure and Safe Objective C is un-secure and unsafe
Swift is Unified with Memory Management Objective-C supports Automatic Reference Counting(ARC) for releasing the Memory.
ARC handles the memory management at compile time, so it is not Unified.
Swift Requires Less Programming Code as compared to Objective-C Working with text string is very verbose and requires many steps
Swift is Faster than Objective-C Slower compared to Swift
Swift Supports Dynamic Libraries Objective-C Supports Static Libraries
Swift is future of iOS because it provides a direct way to influence a language that will be used in iOS apps development Objective-C is working everywhere but because of not any changes, Swift takes place of Objective-C
Because of constant changes Swift improves more. Because major changes are not there in Objective-C, it is a Stable Language.

Conclusion

Hope this blog about introduction on Objective-C and Swift was informative. I hope this blog provided you all the details about Swift Vs Objective-C.

Thus we can conclude that Swift is a new and more effective programming language for iOS.

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