Swift, Apple’s new programming language for iOS and OS X applications, has rocketed up the charts in two monthly tabulations of programming language popularity.
Introduced in early June, the language enters the July Tiobe Index at number 16 and did even better on this month’s PyPL Popularity of Programming Language index, placing 10th. “Everybody is curious to know what this new language is about, especially because it has been developed by Apple,” said Paul Jansen, Tiobe managing director. He speculates interest in Swift will remain high, unlike Google’s Go language, which attracted a lot of interest in Tiobe’s index when it was first released in 2009 but quickly dropped out of the top 100 for some time before bouncing back a bit to its present spot of 30th place. Read full article.