How are Java and Swift similar

Apple's Swift programming language is becoming less important

Peter Müller

Swift 4 is out now, but Apple's programming language has recently become less important.

EnlargeMulti-platform languages ​​are becoming increasingly popular.

Descent: Apple has not been spreading success stories of its Swift programming language for a long time and there could be a reason. Swift has lost ground again in the last Tiobe Index, which essentially reveals the popularity of development environments. In March of this year, Swift was still in tenth place with a share of 2.27 percent, but has now slipped to 16th place and a share of 1.67 percent. Developers would again increasingly use tools and frameworks with which they can program software for different platforms, such as Microsoft's Xamarin, Apache Cordova and Ionic. Until recently, it was customary to create apps for Android in Java-based environments, while Swift, which is based on Objective-C, was used for iOS. But creating two different codes for the same app is tedious, explains Tiobe's CEO Paul Jansen. Multi-platform tools would therefore become more popular.