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CoffeeScript vs Swift: What are the differences?

CoffeeScript: Unfancy JavaScript. CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way; Swift: An innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. 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.

CoffeeScript and Swift can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Easy to read", "Faster to write" and "Syntactic sugar" are the key factors why developers consider CoffeeScript; whereas "Ios", "Elegant" and "Not Objective-C" are the primary reasons why Swift is favored.

CoffeeScript and Swift are both open source tools. Swift with 48.4K GitHub stars and 7.76K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CoffeeScript with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.99K GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, 9GAG, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Swift, whereas CoffeeScript is used by Code School, Zaarly, and thoughtbot. Swift has a broader approval, being mentioned in 993 company stacks & 541 developers stacks; compared to CoffeeScript, which is listed in 364 company stacks and 170 developer stacks.

What is CoffeeScript?

It adds syntactic sugar inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell in an effort to enhance JavaScript's brevity and readability. Specific additional features include list comprehension and de-structuring assignment.

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.
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