Apple has announced at the WWDC a new programming language for iOS and OSX named Swift. Wanting to use all advantages of scripting languages without their downs (lots of comparisons were made with Python during the conference), Swift is called “Objective-C without the C”.
Craig Federighi announced the new language on stage saying, “We’ve used Objective-C for 20 years, and we love it. But we wondered what we could do without the baggage of C.”
Apple says Swift apps are significantly faster than Objective-C apps, up to 93 times.
An ebook on Swift was published by apple and can be downloaded from iTunes here