Swift vs Objective C: Key Differences Between Both

Swift vs Objective C

The iOS development is at a rapid pace and the iOS programming languages are helping the developers to do the stuff quickly and easily. The naïve iOS developers are having the confusion these days that which programming language they should prefer between Swift and Objective C.

So, Technographx has brought some possible differences between both which will help them to make a clear decision. Let us have a look at Swift vs Objective C differences.

1) Swift runs faster

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Yes, it is true that it runs faster and with the newest versions of Xcode in 2015, it’s even faster.

2)  It is easier to read and easier to learn than Objective-C.

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Objective-C is over thirty years old and so the syntax of it might be somewhat clunky. Swift streamlines the code and resembles readable English. It is similar to languages like Python, JavaScript, Java, C++, and C#. It requires less code.

3) Unified files in Swift make code easier to maintain.

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There is a two file requirement in Objective-C which holds it back. It means that the programmers have to update and maintain two separate files of code. In swift, the developers have to maintain only one.

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4)  Better compilers = a better coding experience for programmers

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The Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) is used in Swift. This compiler is by languages like Scala, Ruby, Python, C# and Go. This compiler is faster and smarter than the previous C compilers.

5)  No pointers mean Swift is ‘safer.’

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There are pointers used in Objective-C just like other C languages. The problem with the pointers is that they are vulnerable to security flaws. In Swift, if the code’s pointer is having a nil value then it will crash the app and will allow you to locate and fix bugs on the spot. You will get cleaner code and spend less time looking for bugs.

So, this was an overview of Swift vs Objective C. Now, as you have seen the differences between both, you can select Swift and start your development task.