Compare Kotlin and Swift programming languages
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Published on: Oct 10, 2021
Updated on: Dec 14, 2021
Kotlin and Swift are Java-based programming languages that can be used to design and produce a variety of mobile apps.
This artificial intelligence was officially approved by Google in 2017 to start designing and developing various types of mobile applications ( in French: commencer à concevoir et à développer diver types d'applications mobiles ). Google has officially confirmed that people can use this artificial intelligence to design and develop various apps. On the other hand, the famous application development company JetBrain announced that this programming language could be used and helpful in designing and developing apps on the iOS platform ( in German: Entwicklung von Apps auf der iOS-Platform ).
Kotlin is a static, open-source, single-purpose artificial intelligence. The uniqueness of this programming language means that this language can design and implement different types of applications on platforms, and there is no other feature of this. Coding written using the Kotlin will be compiled and executed using LLVM technology. The well-known app development company JetBrain also pays for developing apps using Kotlin.
The company has announced that programmers and users can use Kotlin to design applications for Android and iOS platforms operating systems and even other app browsers. With that in mind, because Kotlin can design apps for both platforms and operating systems, it has become more popular. It has been used by programmers and designers of both operating systems.
The main purpose of creating the Kotlin programming language is to generate different types of code that can be run on a Java virtual machine. It should be noted that the Kotlin can also be used to develop and design different types of Java applications, although the syntax and rules of the Java are not compatible with the Kotlin.
Kotlin and Java are different, but Kotlin can still be used to design and develop different types of applications based on Java. Kotlin uses Aggressive Inference to determine Values and Expressions. On the other hand, Java uses Repetitious Type Specifications to specify values and terms. This is what distinguishes Kotlin from Java.
Kotlin is now very popular, it was introduced in 2011, but its popularity has increased since Google Red 2017 approved it as the best language. Another reason that has made this language more popular is that artificial intelligence can design and develop apps on both popular Android and iOS platforms.
Pinterest, Atlassian, and Uber are among the companies that designed their apps and apps based on Kotlin in the early years of the introduction of the Kotlin.
In 2007, Apple introduced its handset, and so did the market for designing and developing apps for the iOS platform and operating system. One of the programming languages for designing and developing iOS applications.
Swift is a multi-pattern, object-oriented, and functional language designed by Chris Lattner to fix Objective-C bugs.
Designing this artificial intelligence aims to increase security, fix bugs, and brief coding. This can be done using the compiler in XCode. Swift programming language was first introduced to the market by Apple under Swift1.0. Some updates have been done in this programming language, after which some of the syntaxes and cases of this programming language have changed.
- Changes in syntax
- Changes in the name of libraries and some methods
- Creating some new AR Kit and Core ML libraries
- Create a new Vision framework What are the features of Swift?
The protocol is the same as for Class in object-oriented, and of course, it is important to mention that it also works well. In other words, inherit activity can be done well in object-oriented languages, but these activities can best be done in protocols.
- Optional selection of variables:
When developers encounter nil and null problems and errors when selecting variables, they can prevent applications from being hung by placing a question mark.
- Encryption and decryption:
As you can see, all applications work based on data transfer, and for this reason, the security of applications is very important, and applications must be secure. In addition, the application uses some networks and APIs for data transfer and communication, and therefore data transfer security must be established.
- IDE named XCode:
It is worth noting that the programming language uses IDE called XCode to design and develop different types of apps for the operating system and the iOS platform. XCode also supports all source code such as C, C ++, Python, Java, AppleScript, and Ruby.
What is the advantage of Kotlin?
- Team performance:
Kotlin is one of the most useful and practical languages that many developers and application designers can use. This language has functional syntaxes that reduce coding lines. In other words, using this programming language, we do not need to enter many lines of code to design an application, and it is enough to enter a few lines of code in a specific and useful way.
- Compiling with Java code:
As we said in the previous sections, Kotlin is different from Java, and even their syntaxes are incompatible. However, the code entered in the Kotlin can be compiled and used in Java compilers as well.
- Has fewer bugs:
The database in Kotlin is a very compact programming language that makes the code inserted in this language as stable as possible.
- Save time and money:
Coding in the Kotlin is 40% less than in the Java programming language. This is because lines of code are shorter and more useful in this artificial intelligence, which is why designers and developers save time on coding, design, and development. What are the benefits of the Swift?
- Has a fast development process:
Swift has simple syntax, grammar, and rules that can be used to execute a variety of commands. Although Swift is a simple language, it is also accurate.
- Apple support:
Apple said in the future that it wants to add some new features and capabilities to the Swift. Since Apple is one of the most powerful and, of course, most successful companies, Apple's support and management of this programming loss can be an advantage, and designers and developers can easily carry out the development process and build applications based on Design Java.
- High security and performance:
Some tests have been performed on the Swift, which shows that it performs 40% better than its old rival Objective-C. In addition, this artificial intelligence also has an error detection system. It can help designers and developers find errors and different types of problems to perform the programming process efficiently. Disadvantages of Kotlin:
- Kotlin is not Java: Kotlin has many similarities to Java, but it is not the same Java, and there are differences. In this way, designers and developers without Java backgrounds cannot do designs and developments using Kotlin. - Kotlin Compilation Process Speed: In some cases, when coding in the Kotlin, such as Incremental Builds, Kotlin is faster than Java, but in some areas, Kotlin is slower. Some fluctuations in the Kotlin Compute process do not exist in Java.
Disadvantages of Swift:
- Swift is new:
As you know, Swift is a very new artificial intelligence. On the other hand, Objective-C is a language that dates back many years, even to the 1980s. With some recent updates and corrections that Apple has made to this artificial intelligence, Sat has been corrected to some extent, and its shortcomings have been eliminated. However, this language is new and may have some flaws and errors.
- Fewer users:
As they know, Android and iOS are the most popular and widely used platforms. However, the number of people and users who use the iOS operating system is less than those who use the Android operating system. Therefore, it can be said that the user community of this operating system is less, and the number of people who want to design applications for this platform will be less.
- Less IDEs:
IDEs are used for the convenience of
designing and developing applications and coding, and the number of IDEs based on this operating system and artificial intelligence is less. So, people and developers who want to design applications for this platform may face a shortage of IDEs.About our Android and iOS app development services