Swift vs. Cocoa Touch (iOS)

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What is 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.

What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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What are the cons of using Swift?
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What are the cons of using Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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What companies use Swift?
1188 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
43 companies on StackShare use Cocoa Touch (iOS)
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)

What are some alternatives to Swift and Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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