Swift 4.0 is released with several improvements and backward compatibility

Swift is already one of the most used programming languages ‚Äč‚Äčin the world, and continues to grow

Developers around the world were delighted when Apple, during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014, launched its new programming language, the Swift. From then on, at every opportunity that Ma had to spread the new language, so she did (and continues to do). He even created his own learning app, Swift Playgrounds.

And Apple's advances seem to have worked because, as the TIOBE index, Swift is already on the list of programming languages ‚Äč‚Äčmost used by developers and continues to grow a lot. The ranking shows the positions of the languages ‚Äč‚Äčlast year compared to this year.

Swift rising in the TIOBE Index ranking

The new language of Apple, which in 2016 was in 14th place, has now moved up four positions, reaching 10 and thus achieving the Top 10. This fact is quite admirable if we realize that it is the youngest among the nine that head this list, and the fastest growing. However, TIOBE analysts do not believe that this progress will continue for long.

This month, Swift enters the Top 10 of the TIOBE index for the first time. About three years ago, Apple announced that it would replace its native mobile application development language, the "old" Objective-C, with its newborn language called Swift. Expectations were high from the start, but adoption took off slowly. And that happened for a good reason: because of the rather extensive use of Objective-C. New applications are written in Swift, while older ones written in Objective-C are not actively migrated to Swift. This is also what we see on customer sites. Since Swift is primarily aimed at developing applications in the Apple ecosystem, it is hoped that it will not continue to rise that far.

As Swift grows, the first place remains in the Java language, with more than 16% of developers using it. Objective-C, previously preferred by Apple, maintains its slow and steady decline in the ranking now at 16th position.

(via Cult of Mac)