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5 Common C# tasks in Apple Swift Programming Language

There are many simple tasks performed by C# developers over and over. These are common things necessary in all kinds of applications. This post will give an overview of a few of the most common tasks performed by C# developers with examples on how to perform those tasks using the Swift programming language from Apple. Type Casting There are many reasons you might need to convert a primitive type to another. One of these is to convert an integer to a string for string concatenation or some other ... [More]

Basic Comparison of Functions in C# and Apple Swift Programming Language

Previously I wrote a basic comparison of the C# and Apple Swift programming language syntax. In this article we'll dive a little deeper into a comparison in to how defining and calling Functions work in both. Functions are first class citizens in both C# and Apple Swift, so lets see how they compare against each other! Define Basic Parameterless Function At the most basic level there really aren't many differences between the 2 languages as you can see below. Even the way you return a value from... [More]

Basic Comparison of C# and Apple Swift Programming Language Syntax

Recently, Apple announced and released a beta version of the new Swift programming language for building iOS and OSX applications. Swift is a modern language with the power of Objective-C without the "baggage of C." While we can't argue that Objective-C has it's difficulties being tied closely to C, but the real question is... How does Swift compare to a modern language like C#? Please, keep in mind that this post is not supposed to be an Apple vs Microsoft post. There are a lot of developers th... [More]