We know that Apple?s efforts to try to spread programming in the big world, even reaching blind and low-vision people (through the program Everyone Can Code).
Within the initiative, of course, Ma uses its own programming language, the Swift, to teach students how to program. But, it seems, it is not only the company that sees advantages in its own language.
THE RedMonk, an analysis firm focused on development, found that Swift was the language that grew the fastest so far, having been in existence for almost four years and already achieving the Top 10 in the industry.
Check out the full ranking below:
Swift is now close to the list with Objective-C, in tenth place in the ranking. It is true that Apple's new language has been of great interest to developers who program for Ma devices (such as iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac or even web applications), but the speed with which it has grown has astonished even RedMonk, who said it was the biggest growth seen since the firm started these rankings in 2011.
Objective-C has gained a lot of public due to the growth of iOS, but now it seems that its Era is gradually passing, being replaced by its successor, Swift.
The apprentice is now the master. Technically, this is not entirely true, as Swift only tied with the language it replaced – Objective-C – instead of overtaking it. Still, it is difficult to see this race as anything other than a stride.
Apple's support for Objective-C and the consequent opportunities that were created by the iOS platform kept the language in high positions basically whenever we performed these rankings. Even though Swift grew at an incredible rate, the Objective-C story kept it ahead of its successor. At some point, however, the trajectories would have to cross, and this quarter's race was the first time this happened.
In a world where it is incredibly difficult to invade the Top 25 ranking of languages, let alone the Top 10, Swift was able to complete the task in less than four years. It remains a growth phenomenon, even if its ability to penetrate the server side does not meet expectations.
RedMonk's rankings basically show the interest of developers in languages ??based on questions asked about them by developers using Stack Overflow in addition to looking at the number of projects using each language on GitHub.
As they claim, the intention is not to statistically verify the actual use of languages, but to look at the discussions about them in order to have a notion about the potential adoption trends in the future. Therefore, some languages ??can still be used on a larger scale today, but perhaps the scenario will change quite a bit from now. This is what this ranking shows.