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Alternatives to Flutter

React Native, Xamarin, Android SDK, Java, and Kotlin are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Flutter.
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What is Flutter and what are its top alternatives?

Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Flutter is a tool in the Cross-Platform Mobile Development category of a tech stack.
Flutter is an open source tool with 143K GitHub stars and 22.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Flutter's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Flutter

  • React Native
    React Native

    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native. ...

  • Xamarin
    Xamarin

    Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. ...

  • Android SDK
    Android SDK

    Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment. ...

  • Java
    Java

    Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere! ...

  • Kotlin
    Kotlin

    Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java ...

  • React
    React

    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project. ...

  • Swift
    Swift

    Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C. ...

  • Ionic
    Ionic

    Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript. ...

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React Native

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PROS OF REACT NATIVE
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    Learn once write everywhere
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    Cross platform
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    Javascript
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    Native ios components
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    Built by facebook
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    Easy to learn
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    Bridges me into ios development
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    It's just react
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    No compile
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    Declarative
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    Fast
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    Virtual Dom
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    Insanely fast develop / test cycle
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    Livereload
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    Great community
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    Native android components
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    It is free and open source
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    Backed by Facebook
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    Easy setup
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    Scalable
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    Highly customizable
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    Great errors
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    Win win solution of hybrid app
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    Everything component
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    Awesome
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    Not dependent on anything such as Angular
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    Simple
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    OTA update
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    Awesome, easy starting from scratch
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    Easy to use
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    As good as Native without any performance concerns
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    Many salary
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    Can be incrementally added to existing native apps
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    Hot reload
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    Over the air update (Flutter lacks)
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    'It's just react'
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    Web development meets Mobile development
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    Ngon
CONS OF REACT NATIVE
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    Javascript
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    Built by facebook
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    Cant use CSS
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    30 FPS Limit
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    Slow
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    Some compenents not truly native
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    Generate large apk even for a simple app

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Vaibhav Taunk
Team Lead at Technovert · | 31 upvotes · 2M views

I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.

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I'm working as one of the engineering leads in RunaHR. As our platform is a Saas, we thought It'd be good to have an API (We chose Ruby and Rails for this) and a SPA (built with React and Redux ) connected. We started the SPA with Create React App since It's pretty easy to start.

We use Jest as the testing framework and react-testing-library to test React components. In Rails we make tests using RSpec.

Our main database is PostgreSQL, but we also use MongoDB to store some type of data. We started to use Redis  for cache and other time sensitive operations.

We have a couple of extra projects: One is an Employee app built with React Native and the other is an internal back office dashboard built with Next.js for the client and Python in the backend side.

Since we have different frontend apps we have found useful to have Bit to document visual components and utils in JavaScript.

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Xamarin

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    Power of c# on mobile devices
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    Native performance
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    Native apps with native ui controls
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    No javascript - truely compiled code
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    Sharing more than 90% of code over all platforms
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    Ability to leverage visual studio
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    Many great c# libraries
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    Mvvm pattern
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    Amazing support
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    Powerful platform for .net developers
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    GUI Native look and Feel
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    Nuget package manager
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    Free
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    Backed by Microsoft
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    Enables code reuse on server
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    Faster Development
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    Easy Debug and Trace
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    Use of third-party .NET libraries
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    It's free since Apr 2016
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    Best performance than other cross-platform
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    Open Source
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    Mac IDE (Xamarin Studio)
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    Xamarin.forms is the best, it's amazing
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    Power of C#, no javascript, visual studio
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    C# mult paradigm language
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    Compatible to develop Hybrid apps
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    Microsoft backed
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    Microsoft stack
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    Great docs
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    That just work for every scenario
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    Well Designed
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    Small learning curve for Mobile developers
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    Ability to leverage legacy C and C++
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    Ionic
CONS OF XAMARIN
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    Build times
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    Visual Studio
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    Complexity
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    Scalability
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    Price
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    Nuget
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    Maturity
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    Build Tools
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    Support
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    Maturidade
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    Performance

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Greg Neumann

Finding the most effective dev stack for a solo developer. Over the past year, I've been looking at many tech stacks that would be 'best' for me, as a solo, indie, developer to deliver a desktop app (Windows & Mac) plus mobile - iOS mainly. Initially, Xamarin started to stand-out. Using .NET Core as the run-time, Xamarin as the native API provider and Xamarin Forms for the UI seemed to solve all issues. But, the cracks soon started to appear. Xamarin Forms is mobile only; the Windows incarnation is different. There is no Mac UI solution (you have to code it natively in Mac OS Storyboard. I was also worried how Xamarin Forms , if I was to use it, was going to cope, in future, with Apple's new SwiftUI and Google's new Fuchsia.

This plethora of techs for the UI-layer made me reach for the safer waters of using Web-techs for the UI. Lovely! Consistency everywhere (well, mostly). But that consistency evaporates when platform issues are addressed. There are so many web frameworks!

But, I made a simple decision. It's just me...I am clever, but there is no army of coders here. And I have big plans for a business app. How could just 1 developer go-on to deploy a decent app to Windows, iPhone, iPad & Mac OS? I remembered earlier days when I've used Microsoft's ASP.NET to scaffold - generate - loads of Code for a web-app that I needed for several charities that I worked with. What 'generators' exist that do a lot of the platform-specific rubbish, allow the necessary customisation of such platform integration and provide a decent UI?

I've placed my colours to the Quasar Framework mast. Oh dear, that means Electron desktop apps doesn't it? Well, Ive had enough of loads of Developers saying that "the menus won't look native" or "it uses too much RAM" and so on. I've been using non-native UI-wrapped apps for ages - the date picker in Outlook on iOS is way better than the native date-picker and I'd been using it for years without getting hot under the collar about it. Developers do get so hung-up on things that busy Users hardly notice; don't you think?. As to the RAM usage issue; that's a bit true. But Users only really notice when an app uses so much RAM that the machine starts to page-out. Electron contributes towards that horizon but does not cause it. My Users will be business-users after all. Somewhat decent machines.

Looking forward to all that lovely Vue.js around my TypeScript and all those really, really, b e a u t I f u l UI controls of Quasar Framework . Still not sure that 1 dev can deliver all that... but I'm up for trying...

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William Miller

We are developing an AWS IoT app for large boats. The IoT devices have sensors all over the boat for engine oil pressure, position, water depth, fuel level, crew location, etc. When the boat has internet, we interact with AWS cloud using lambda and Amazon DynamoDB. When the boat is offshore, the captain and crew still need normal and emergency alerts and real-time sensor information. The crew might have an Android or IoS phone or a Windows or macOS PC to receive alerts and interact with sensors. We may use the AWS GreenGrasss edge computing solution and either MQTT or HTML for that function.

Question: We want to develop a cross-platform client to run on Windows, Mac, Android, IOS, and possibly Linux. We are primarily Python programmers, so PyQt or Kivy are options for us, but we have heard good things about React Native, Flutter, Xamarin, and others. We think an AWS Greengrass core on an RPI4 could communicate to the client with MQTT or a local webserver with a client web interface.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Android SDK

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    Android development
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    Necessary for android
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    Android studio
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    Mobile framework
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    Backed by google
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    Platform-tools
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    Eclipse + adt plugin
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    Powerful, simple, one stop environment
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    Free
CONS OF ANDROID SDK
    Be the first to leave a con

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    Jesus Dario Rivera Rubio
    Telecomm Engineering at Netbeast · | 10 upvotes · 906.2K views

    We are using React Native in #SmartHome to share the business logic between Android and iOS team and approach users with a unique brand experience. The drawback is that we require lots of native Android SDK and Objective-C modules, so a good part of the invested time is there. The gain for a app that relies less on native communication, sensors and OS tools should be even higher.

    Also it helps us set different testing stages: we use Travis CI for the javascript (business logic), Bitrise to run build tests and @Detox for #end2end automated user tests.

    We use a microservices structure on top of Zeit's @now that read from firebase. We use JWT auth to authenticate requests among services and from users, following GitHub philosophy of using the same infrastructure than its API consumers. Firebase is used mainly as a key-value store between services and as a backup database for users. We also use its authentication mechanisms.

    You can be super locked-in if you also rely on it's analytics, but we use Amplitude for that, which offers us great insights. Intercom for communications with end-user and Mailjet for marketing.

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    Sezgi Ulucam
    Developer Advocate at Hasura · | 7 upvotes · 754.5K views

    I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

    The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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    Java

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    PROS OF JAVA
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      Great libraries
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      Widely used
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      Excellent tooling
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      Huge amount of documentation available
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      Large pool of developers available
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      Open source
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      Excellent performance
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      Great development
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      Vast array of 3rd party libraries
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      Used for android
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      Compiled Language
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      Used for Web
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      Managed memory
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      High Performance
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      Native threads
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      Statically typed
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      Easy to read
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      Great Community
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      Reliable platform
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      Sturdy garbage collection
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      JVM compatibility
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      Cross Platform Enterprise Integration
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      Universal platform
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      Good amount of APIs
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      Great Support
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      Great ecosystem
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      Lots of boilerplate
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      Backward compatible
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      Everywhere
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      Excellent SDK - JDK
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      Static typing
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      It's Java
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      Better than Ruby
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      Portability
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      Mature language thus stable systems
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      Cross-platform
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      Long term language
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      Clojure
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      Used for Android development
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      Vast Collections Library
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      Most developers favorite
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      Old tech
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      Javadoc
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      History
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      Testable
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      Great Structure
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      Stable platform, which many new languages depend on
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      Best martial for design
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      Faster than python
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      Type Safe
    CONS OF JAVA
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      Verbosity
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      NullpointerException
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      Overcomplexity is praised in community culture
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      Nightmare to Write
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      Boiler plate code
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      Classpath hell prior to Java 9
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      No REPL
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      No property
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      Non-intuitive generic implementation
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      There is not optional parameter
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      Code are too long
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      Floating-point errors
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      Returning Wildcard Types
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      Java's too statically, stronglly, and strictly typed
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      Terrbible compared to Python/Batch Perormence

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 41 upvotes · 5.2M views

    How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

    Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

    Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

    https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

    (GitHub Pages : https://www.jaegertracing.io/, GitHub: https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger)

    Bindings/Operator: Python Java Node.js Go C++ Kubernetes JavaScript OpenShift C# Apache Spark

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    Kamil Kowalski
    Lead Architect at Fresha · | 28 upvotes · 1.6M views

    When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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    Kotlin

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    PROS OF KOTLIN
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      Interoperable with Java
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      Functional Programming support
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      Null Safety
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      Official Android support
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      Backed by JetBrains
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      Concise
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      Modern Multiplatform Applications
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      Expressive Syntax
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      Coroutines
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      Target to JVM
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      Open Source
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      Practical elegance
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      Statically Typed
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      Type Inference
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      Android support
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      Readable code
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      Better Java
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      Powerful as Scala, simple as Python, plus coroutines <3
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      Pragmatic
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      Lambda
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      Better language for android
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      Expressive DSLs
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      Target to JavaScript
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      Less boilerplate code
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      Used for Android
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      Fast Programming language
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      Less code
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      Functional Programming Language
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      Less boiler plate code
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      Friendly community
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      Native
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      Official Google Support
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      Latest version of Java
    CONS OF KOTLIN
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      Java interop makes users write Java in Kotlin
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      Frequent use of {} keys
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      Hard to make teams adopt the Kotlin style
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      Nonullpointer Exception
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      Friendly community
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      Slow compiler
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      No boiler plate code

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    Shivam Bhargava
    AVP - Business at VAYUZ Technologies Pvt. Ltd. · | 22 upvotes · 382K views

    Hi Community! Trust everyone is keeping safe. I am exploring the idea of building a #Neobank (App) with end-to-end banking capabilities. In the process of exploring this space, I have come across multiple Apps (N26, Revolut, Monese, etc) and explored their stacks in detail. The confusion remains to be the Backend Tech to be used?

    What would you go with considering all of the languages such as Node.js Java Rails Python are suggested by some person or the other. As a general trend, I have noticed the usage of Node with React on the front or Node with a combination of Kotlin and Swift. Please suggest what would be the right approach!

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    Jakub Olan
    Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 336.6K views

    In our company we have think a lot about languages that we're willing to use, there we have considering Java, Python and C++ . All of there languages are old and well developed at fact but that's not ideology of araclx. We've choose a edge technologies such as Node.js , Rust , Kotlin and Go as our programming languages which is some kind of fun. Node.js is one of biggest trends of 2019, same for Go. We want to grow in our company with growth of languages we have choose, and probably when we would choose Java that would be almost impossible because larger languages move on today's market slower, and cannot have big changes.

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    React

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      Performance
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      Simplicity
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      Composable
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      Data flow
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      Declarative
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      Isn't an mvc framework
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      Reactive updates
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      Explicit app state
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      JSX
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      Learn once, write everywhere
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      Uni-directional data flow
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      Easy to Use
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      Works great with Flux Architecture
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      Great perfomance
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      Built by Facebook
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      Javascript
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      TypeScript support
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      Speed
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      Scalable
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      Awesome
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      Hooks
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      Easy to start
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      Feels like the 90s
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      Server Side Rendering
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      Functional
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      Server side views
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      Fancy third party tools
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      Cross-platform
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      Scales super well
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      Excellent Documentation
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      Props
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      Has functional components
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      Simple
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      Closer to standard JavaScript and HTML than others
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      Super easy
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      Allows creating single page applications
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      Rich ecosystem
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      Great migration pathway for older systems
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      SSR
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      Fast evolving
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      Simple, easy to reason about and makes you productive
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      Just the View of MVC
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      Beautiful and Neat Component Management
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      Sdfsdfsdf
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      Very gentle learning curve
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      Start simple
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      Has arrow functions
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      Strong Community
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      Fragments
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      Every decision architecture wise makes sense
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      Split your UI into components with one true state
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      Sharable
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      Easy as Lego
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      Permissively-licensed
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      Image upload
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      Recharts
    CONS OF REACT
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      Requires discipline to keep architecture organized
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      No predefined way to structure your app
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      Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages
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      JSX
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      Not enterprise friendly
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      One-way binding only
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      State consistency with backend neglected
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      Bad Documentation
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      Paradigms change too fast

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    Vaibhav Taunk
    Team Lead at Technovert · | 31 upvotes · 2M views

    I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.

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    Adebayo Akinlaja
    Engineering Manager at Andela · | 28 upvotes · 1.3M views

    I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen—since I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

    A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

    In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

    If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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      Ios
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      Elegant
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      Not Objective-C
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      Backed by apple
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      Type inference
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      Generics
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      Playgrounds
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      Semicolon free
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      OSX
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      Tuples offer compound variables
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      Easy to learn
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      Clean Syntax
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      Open Source
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      Functional
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      Beautiful Code
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      Dynamic
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      Linux
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      Protocol-oriented programming
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      Promotes safe, readable code
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      No S-l-o-w JVM
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      Explicit optionals
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      Storyboard designer
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      Type safety
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      Optionals
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      Best UI concept
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      Super addicting language, great people, open, elegant
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      Its friendly
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      Swift is faster than Objective-C
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      Feels like a better C++
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      Highly Readable codes
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      Fail-safe
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      Powerful
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      Faster and looks better
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      Much more fun
    • 3
      Easy to learn and work
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      Protocol extensions
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      Native
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      Its fun and damn fast
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      Strong Type safety
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      Easy to Maintain
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      Protocol oriented programming
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      Esay
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      MacOS
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      Type Safe
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      All Cons C# and Java Swift Already has
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      Protocol as type
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      Objec
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      Can interface with C easily
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      Numbers with underbar
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      Optional chain
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      Runs Python 8 times faster
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      Actually don't have to own a mac
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      Free from Memory Leak
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      Swift is easier to understand for non-iOS developers.
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      Great for Multi-Threaded Programming
    CONS OF SWIFT
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      Must own a mac
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      Memory leaks are not uncommon
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