What is Swift and why should you use it?. A Brief History of Swift Language. 2013-2014 - creation and launch. 2015 - turning open source. 2019 - swift 5.0, stable ABI, and backward compatibility. Pros of Using Swift for iOS Native Development. Rapid development process. Easier to scale the product and the team. Improved safety and performance. Decreased memory footprint. Interoperability with Objective-C. Automatic memory management. Full stack potential and cross-device support. Vibrant open source community and learnability. The Cons of Swift Programming Language. The language is still quite young. Limited talent pool. Poor interoperability with third-party tools and IDEs. Lack of support for earlier iOS versions. Objective-C over Swift? Comparing use cases. Learning to code in Swift. IDEs to be used with Swift. Can Swift Be the Future of iOS Development?