Swift Language Basics

  • Radoslava Leseva Adams
  • Hristo Lesev


The first impression Flash developers usually share with us about Swift is “Oh, it’s almost ActionScript, isn’t it!” What they refer to is how readable syntax-wise a piece of Swift code is, compared to Objective-C, which used to be the typical choice when switching to native iOS programming. And they have a point: in contrast to transitioning to Objective-C, moving to Swift from ActionScript has a much lower entry point. Swift offers a lot more than that and in this chapter we will start unpacking its bag of goodies.


Function Parameter Garbage Collection External Argument Error Handling Assignment Operator 
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© Radoslava Leseva Adams and Hristo Lesev 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Radoslava Leseva Adams
    • 1
  • Hristo Lesev
    • 2
  1. 1.LondonUK
  2. 2.KazanlakBulgaria

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