One of the new elements that Apple unveiled in 2014 was Swift, a new programming language that the company worked on for four years to make development “more approachable and fun.”According to a new “Programming Language Rankings” report published by RedMonk, Apple’s Swift programming language is seeing a strong adoption rate since its debut last year, and looks to have a promising future according to the data. RedMonk’s analysis ranks a programming language’s future popularity based on the amount of discussion surrounding it on Stack Overflow, as well as through usage on Github.
Sparrow, for its part, is singled out in the report because, according to those behind the analysis, it is seeing “unprecedented” growth, based on the history of the rankings. As revealed by the numbers, in the third quarter of 2014 Swift was firmly placed in the 68th spot on the rankings. However, within the first quarter of 2015 Swift is already in the 22nd spot within the rankings.
As a result of this rise, RedMonk stipulates that Swift could become one of the Top 20 programming languages of 2015.
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