In this Swift Tutorial, we will learn how to program, write code and make an application using the Swift programming language. Before that, we will learn the most basic concept like swift basic syntax, variables, numbers, loop, conditions and all the possible swift basic from the sketch. Because this course has been designed for the absolute beginners and self-learners who want to learn swift from the sketch.
With the tutorial progress, we will drive into Swift advanced topic such as code implementation, developing software using swift, complex analysis, etc.
So what is Swift?
Swift is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language designed and developed by Apple Inc. Swift has been developed to create Apple software products like MacOS, iOS, TvOS, WatchOS, OS X, etc. But as Swift s a general-purpose language that’s why it also can be used in other domains like web, phones, desktop server or anything else that runs on code.
Swift is mainly based on C, C++ and Objective C like syntax and has many similarities with those languages. Swift is also partially influenced and inspired by some other programming languages like Ruby, Haskell, Rust, Python, etc.
The initial version of Swift was released in the early of 2010. The core developer was one of Apple engineer Chris Lattner. Since the development of Swift, many changes and updates are made. The latest version of Swift is Swift 4. In Swift 4 many new features have been added. For example, it supports object-oriented and procedural programming paradigm in Swift 4.
Features in Swift 4
- Swift 4 supports object-oriented programming as well as the procedural programming paradigm.
- It really makes easy to write Apple’s software like iOS, MacOS, TvOS, etc.
- It’s syntax mainly based on Objective C. So having Objective C experience is a plus point for Swift programmers.
- Introduces first protocol-oriented programming support
- Swift 4 is loosely typed. All the variables are pre-initialized.
- It also manages all the memory automatically.
What is next?
In the next subsequent chapters, we will start learning swift 4 from very basic like numbers, basic syntax, variable, function, loop, conditions, etc. And with the progress of this course, we will discuss advanced swift topics. After completing this course, you will have prior knowledge of Swift programming that takes you to the intermediate swift programmer phase. So Let’s get started!