Developers are loving Apple's Swift programming language

More than three-quarters of the developers currently using Swift have said that they plan to continue using it. Swift has proven more popular than the likes of C++ and Rust, according to the Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey. However, Swift is only ninth on the list of languages and technologies that developers look forward to using.

Swift was first introduced at WWDC 2014. Presented as the next generation of programming for Apple devices, Swift is able to sit alongside Objective-C code in apps, or stand on its own. Swift also continues to grow and change, with the language recently hitting version 1.2 with the release of Xcode 6.3.

For its part, Objective-C, the primary language used for developing apps on iOS and Mac, also made some top spots on the list. While only number 12 on the list of most popular technologies for 2015, the language did claim the top spot in monetary compensation for developers.

You can read the whole report at Stack Overflow at the link below.

Source: Stack Overflow

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.