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.
Swift is a popular programming language for the Apple platforms it supports, but it lacks support for Microsoft Windows environments.
// This program displays "Hello world!" // // References: // https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/Swift/Conceptual/Swift_Programming_Language/GuidedTour.html print("Hello world!")
Each code element represents:
//begins a comment
print()calls the print function
"Hello world!"is the literal string to be displayed
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.