Swift vs. Objective-C vs. Erlang



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Description

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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose Objective-C?
Why do you like Objective-C?

Why do developers choose Erlang?
Why do you like Erlang?

Cons

What are the cons of using Swift?
Downsides of Swift?

What are the cons of using Objective-C?
No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
Downsides of Objective-C?

What are the cons of using Erlang?
No Cons submitted yet for Erlang
Downsides of Erlang?

Companies

What companies use Swift?
1124 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Objective-C?
1039 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Erlang?
91 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Swift, Objective-C, and Erlang?

  • 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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