Swift is a new programming language for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more
flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.
Swift是一个用来开发iOs和OS X app的新编程语言，其构建在C和Objective-C的最佳实践基础上，却没有C兼容性的约束。Swift采用了安全编程模式，增添了一些现代的特性，使得编程更容易、更灵活、更有趣。依靠成熟和深受欢迎的Cocoa和Cocoa Touch框架，Swift的清白历史带来重新构想软件开发方式的机会。
Swift has been years in the making. Apple laid the foundation for Swift by advancing our existing compiler, debugger, and framework infrastructure. We simplified memory management with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC). Our framework stack, built on the solid
base of Foundation and Cocoa, has been modernized and standardized throughout. Objective-C itself has evolved to support blocks, collection literals, and modules, enabling framework adoption of modern language technologies without disruption. Thanks to this
groundwork, we can now introduce a new language for the future of Apple software development.
Swift feels familiar to Objective-C developers. It adopts the readability of Objective-C’s named parameters and the power of Objective-C’s dynamic object model. It provides seamless access to existing Cocoa frameworks and mix-and-match interoperability with
Objective-C code. Building from this common ground, Swift introduces many new features and unifies the procedural and object-oriented portions of the language.
Swift is friendly to new programmers. It is the first industrial-quality systems programming language that is as expressive and enjoyable as a scripting language. It supports playgrounds, an innovative feature that allows programmers to experiment with Swift
code and see the results immediately, without the overhead of building and running an app.
Swift combines the best in modern language thinking with wisdom from the wider Apple engineering culture. The compiler is optimized for performance, and the language is optimized for development, without compromising on either. It’s designed to scale from “hello,
world” to an entire operating system. All this makes Swift a sound future investment for developers and for Apple.
Swift is a fantastic way to write iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS apps, and will continue to evolve with new features and capabilities. Our goals for Swift are ambitious. We can’t wait to see what you create with it.
Swift是写iOs和OS X App的一个极出色的方式，还将继续发展新特性和性能。我们对于Swift有信心。我们迫不急待要看你用它创造什么