Programming Fundamentals/Introduction Examples Swift

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Overview[edit]

Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux. Apple intended Swift to support many core concepts associated with Objective-C, but in a “safer” way, making it easier to catch software bugs. Swift was introduced in 2014.[1]

Swift is a popular programming language for the Apple platforms it supports, but it lacks support for Microsoft Windows environments.TIOBE: Index.

Example[edit]

Hello World[edit]

// This program displays "Hello world!"
//
// References:
//     https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/Swift/Conceptual/Swift_Programming_Language/GuidedTour.html

print("Hello world!")

Output[edit]

Hello world!

Discussion[edit]

Each code element represents:Programming Fundamentals/Hello World

  • // begins a comment
  • print() calls the print function
  • "Hello world!" is the literal string to be displayed

Swift IDEs[edit]

There are several free cloud-based and local IDEs available to begin coding in Swift. Check with your instructor or do your own research for recommendations.

Cloud-Based IDEs[edit]

Local IDEs[edit]

References[edit]