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Thread: Ever tried Swift via xcode?

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    Default Ever tried Swift via xcode?

    Hello!
    Someone ever tried swift programming? Wanted to try swift programming through xcode 6 - beta6 - any experiences for this here?? which java tools do i need to really start with swift..? or do i just need the usual java updates..?
    thanks!
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    Default Re: Ever tried Swift via xcode?

    That's quite a "new" language isn't it?

    I might be wrong but is it sort of like a mixture of OOP and procedural? Heard it is
    making waves though - I think Google support it with their GO language. Not tried it
    myself, but I have used Xcode in the past - great IDE until they scrapped the gdb debugger
    support for C programming....

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    Default Re: Ever tried Swift via xcode?

    ok thanks for your feedback so far!
    ja i heard good stuff about xcode - so you would recommend it?
    and ja it's quiet new, got developed at the wwdc 2014! the result of different ideas from objective-c, rust, haskell, ruby, python, ...
    sounded quiet interesting to me!

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    Default Re: Ever tried Swift via xcode?

    Quote Originally Posted by hereZz View Post
    Someone ever tried swift programming?
    I've played with it for about 8 hours. It has some modern concepts like closures and generics but it maintains a lot of the difficult to grasp Objective-c concepts like delegates and blocks just with a different syntax

    Quote Originally Posted by hereZz View Post
    which java tools do i need to really start with swift..? or do i just need the usual java updates?
    thanks!
    None. It has nothing to do with Java. All you need is XCode beta6

    Quote Originally Posted by hereZz View Post
    Wanted to try swift programming through xcode 6 - beta6 - any experiences for this here??
    I wouldn't recommend swift. It has some promise but it is at least 3-6 months from being stable enough to develop with. Even then, if you are serious about getting into iOS or OSX programming you will need a background in Objective-c as the stack traces and underlying framework are all written in and for Obj-C. It's not going anywhere for a few years at the least. There was a discussion over on reddit about this which is worth a gander.

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    but I have used Xcode in the past - great IDE until they scrapped the gdb debugger support for C programming....
    I really enjoy working with XCode (so much so that I will forgive all the quirks) and I think the combination of the lldb debugger, live breakpoints and instruments make it hands down the best IDE for debugging. You should take another look at lldb, it's more sensible and powerful than gdb.
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