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Pros of Drift
Pros of Swift
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      Not Objective-C
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      Backed by apple
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      Type inference
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      Semicolon free
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      Tuples offer compound variables
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      Clean Syntax
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      Easy to learn
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      Open Source
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      Beautiful Code
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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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      Super addicting language, great people, open, elegant
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      Best UI concept
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      Its friendly
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      Highly Readable codes
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      Faster and looks better
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      Swift is faster than Objective-C
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      Feels like a better C++
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      Easy to learn and work
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      Much more fun
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      Protocol extensions
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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 as type
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      All Cons C# and Java Swift Already has
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      Type Safe
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      Protocol oriented programming
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      Can interface with C easily
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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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      Numbers with underbar
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      Optional chain
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      Great for Multi-Threaded Programming
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      Runs Python 8 times faster
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    Cons of Drift
    Cons of Swift
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        Must own a mac
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        Memory leaks are not uncommon
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        Very irritatingly picky about things that’s
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        Complicated process for exporting modules
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        Its classes compile to roughly 300 lines of assembly
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        Is a lot more effort than lua to make simple functions
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        Overly complex options makes it easy to create bad code

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      What is Drift?

      Drift is a messaging app that makes it easy for businesses to talk to their website visitors and customers in real-time, from anywhere.

      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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