Swift was launched by Apple in 2014 as a new programming language to which it was regularly migrating iOS to. With the fag end of 2016, Apple had affirmed that Swift was now open source and a thriving community were contributing very much towards the improvement and expansion of the language. Nowadays, the language is used for systems programming, mobile app development and cloud services. The programming language is at the present poised to address the most advanced wants of enterprise app development. We discuss three reasons that show that Swift is ready for the enterprises.
- Enhanced Productivity
To sum it up, Swift is cost valuable, time efficient and secure as a programming language, which can be used, both on client side and server side for mobile and web development projects. Because developers can use it for customer and server side development, integration of the front-end and back-end operations in simplified. Thus, Swift enhances productivity by supporting cost control in development. Furthermore, the programming language comes amid over 2000 ready to use packages in the Swift Package Manager, which reduces the development time by a great extent. Developers can take their existing mobile applications and easily create a dynamic backend, thus moving their code as it is between client and server tiers. Thus, they can optimise their applications for bandwidth, security, services access and performance.
- Swift Developers Community
The thriving Swift developers’ community, with over 33,000 members on Github is testimony to the approving sentiments of the developer’s community worldwide. The huge demand generated for the language among clients has made it one of the top programming language skills sought in app developers. Also, with its foundation in C#, the language is very easy to pick up and execute, so many enterprises are willing to spend in training their in-house IT teams to internalise Swift-based development projects.
- Swift is Ideal for the Cloud
Clouds are a dominant platform for innovation and as enterprises are more and more relying on building application that utilize Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies. Swift requires fewer code, it is type safe, uses less code and provides high performance – the perfect blend for ideal cloud development and deployment. To support these development aspirations, enterprises are seeking cost effective application development platforms that can be deployed rapidly on the cloud. Swift lends speed and performance, while giving space for creativity to developers for developing on the iOS platform. Also, Swift applications use minor code base, which means low memory footprint and also fast start-up. Furthermore, since Apple has lent its backing, they have ensured that any web or mobile development done using Swift is assured highest security standards.
This century is all about mobile and cloud, hence development on these platforms is in elevated demand, especially for enterprises. If developers can utilize the same language for client and server side, they will be able to breakdown silos and share code to rapidly deliver on apps and APIs. There are over 1000 apps built on Swift previously, and it is fast gaining traction for backend development as well. Its key strength lies in the high quality and supportive development teams, that enable developers to leverage both front-end and back-end development in enterprises.
At Quest Infosense, we work with government bodies, start-ups and great and medium sized enterprises, rendering them our services in iOS application development. We understand the needs of our clients and the suitability of technology for their projects. Thus, our development team assess the project and recommend the best possible solution for meeting the client requirement. Swift is the latest tool in mobile and web app development which is synchronizing perfectly with changing technological roadmap of businesses. We facilitate companies to adopt this new language and leverage its many capabilities to exert the highest ROI.