At this time of year, I just wanted to give a shout out to all the Swift creators and maintainers. I've been developing software in many languages for more than 30 years and it got to be kind of meh. Until Swift! Swift has re-invigorated my enjoyment for software development like nothing else in a long time. I jumped on and have been riding the Swift party train since 2.0. In run a small business providing development services to companies large and small and try to incorporate Swift as much as possible. We have deployed many apps including large frameworks, with much of it powered by Swift and it just rocks! From the syntax efficiencies, to generics, to the functional aspects, to tuples, to optionals, to value/reference, and on and on, I'm really enjoying it all. And it makes me want to go back and rewrite everything I've ever written to marvel at the efficiencies and power of Swift... There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't find myself saying (to others if they're around or just to myself!), "Have I told you how much I love Swift!?!". I know there's lots in the queue for the future, but what has been accomplished so far has made such a tremendous impact, I want to shout out a big THANK YOU!!! Your hard work is noticed and very much appreciated.
Yes, I had a similar experience. I have been in Delphi, which I loved when it came out 24 years ago, but now it feels cobbled together. Swift seems to have learned the lessons of the past and integrated them smoothly into a simple language.
Same here. Swift resurrected my passion for coding. A story I actually hear a lot. Just wonderful
Very insightful, thanks a lot!