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Pros of Swift
Pros of SwiftUI
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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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    Easy to learn
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    Clean Syntax
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    Open Source
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    Beautiful Code
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    Promotes safe, readable code
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    Protocol-oriented programming
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    Explicit optionals
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    No S-l-o-w JVM
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    Storyboard designer
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    Best UI concept
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    Type safety
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    Super addicting language, great people, open, elegant
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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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    Its fun and damn fast
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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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    Strong Type safety
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    Easy to Maintain
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    Protocol oriented programming
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    Type Safe
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    All Cons C# and Java Swift Already has
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    Protocol as type
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    Actually don't have to own a mac
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    Can interface with C easily
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    Numbers with underbar
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    Optional chain
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    Runs Python 8 times faster
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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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    Great for Multi-Threaded Programming
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    Smaller Scalable views
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    XCode Canvas feature
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    Live previews

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Cons of Swift
Cons of SwiftUI
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    Must own a mac
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    Memory leaks are not uncommon
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    Its classes compile to roughly 300 lines of assembly
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    Complicated process for exporting modules
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    Very irritatingly picky about things that’s
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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 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 SwiftUI?

    Provides views, controls, and layout structures for declaring your app's user interface. The framework provides event handlers for delivering taps, gestures, and other types of input to your app.

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