Swift vs. Objective-C vs. Visual Basic



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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 Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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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 Visual Basic?
Why do you like Visual Basic?

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 Visual Basic?
No Cons submitted yet for Visual Basic
Downsides of Visual Basic?

Companies

What companies use Swift?
1091 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Objective-C?
1020 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Visual Basic?
14 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic

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 Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

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

  • 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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