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Swift Translation Guide for Objective-C Users: Develop and Design by Maurice Kelly

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Introduction

When Apple introduced Swift at the Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in 2014, the audience, packed full of developers for the Apple platforms, was stunned and silent. Swift is the first truly new programming language to be introduced for the Mac development platform in its history; Objective-C, C++, and C were all existing languages. Swift was built from the ground up, by Apple and for Apple.

Apple described the new Swift language as “Objective-C without the C,” but that doesn’t really do it justice. Swift is more of a completely new programming language than simply Objective-C with the C heritage extracted.

A History

For many Apple-centric developers, especially those developing for the iOS platform, the introduction ...

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