Swift Vs Objective C – Which is the Best Programming Language for Developing iOS apps?

April 10, 2018 Ashish Sharma 440 Views

Spoiler Alert: Swift is the winner
Swift is the latest iOS programming language and came into action in June 2014. It was made primarily with the intention of solving shortcomings in objective C and has succeeded in replacing the later as the main coding language for iOS. Not only this but there are some serious anticipations in the coding community about SWIFT also being compatible with Android Application development in the future. It is also capable of working alongside objective C in Cocoa and Cocoa Touch Frameworks for iOS, OSX, watchOS and tvOS.

Let us look at a few reasons why Swift is a better alternative to Objective for any Top iOS App Development Company.

Cleaner and Concise Syntax

Readability has been greatly enhanced as compared to objective C. The syntax is a lot of cleaner, concise as compared to Objective C and enables the coder to focus more on logic. Coders don’t have to face compiler issues. Also, APIs in swift is easy to read for coders in different languages like Javascript, C# and C++ too. If readability is enhanced this would also mean that writing is precise. It takes lesser lines than objective C and hence codes are written more quickly.

Dynamic Libraries:

Dynamic Libraries is one essential and useful feature which Objective C lacks.  Dynamic Libraries are a pre-written set of codes that can be linked to an app for incorporating future updates and to connect applications written in older versions. They also reduce the initial size of the app and increase the speed of its performance greatly.

Open Source is an Advantage

Besides having a cleaner syntax and dynamic libraries, another feature that adds to the speed factor of swift is its open source feature. Similar to other platforms like React Native, this encourages Swift to build up a community which is very beneficial to startups as they save a lot of time importing bulky code.

Code Maintenance

Unlike Objective C where programmers are required to maintain the header and implementation code file separately, swift gives the freedom to do this in a single code itself. The compiler has an automatic type checking feature which frees the coder to focus more on app logic and improving the quality of their code.

Optimization and Maximum Application Reference

Swift has been designed to speed up application task execution and has excelled Objective C in various tests. In objective C the programmer is required to manage the memories allocated for each component. Whereas swift has an automatic reference counting function that minimizes the risk of memory leakages. This way maximization is also a benefit in swift.

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ashish Ashish is a content specialist at BrainMobi and contributes towards building its business. As a keen enthusiast in technologies and software, Ashish aims to keeps its readers constantly updated with current breakthroughs and advancements in mobile domain. He aims to bridge the communication gap between coders and aspiring mobile app developers by lending them the best insights and information that could come valuable to them in terms of keeping updated with the current trends in the field of this particular knowledge.

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