In the battle for the hearts and minds of app developers, Swift's rise has been "meteoric," according to new report.
To make the lives of iOS developers easier — and to discourage them from bolting to Google’s Android — Apple in June introduced Swift, describing it grandly as “the first industrial-quality systems programming language that is as expressive and enjoyable as a scripting language.”
Half a year later, how’s Swift doing?
Pretty well, judging from the latest rankings from Red Monk’s Stephen O’Grady, who predicted last summer that Swift was going to be “a lot more popular, and very soon.”
Below: Red Monk’s full chart. Programming languages, like old generals, never die.
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Methodology explained here: The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2015
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