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Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript by Hristo Lesev, Radoslava Leseva Adams

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© Radoslava Leseva Adams and Hristo Lesev 2016

Radoslava Leseva Adams and Hristo Lesev, Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1666-8_17

17. Swift Language Basics

Radoslava Leseva Adams and Hristo Lesev2

(1)London, UK

(2)Kazanlak, Bulgaria

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 ...

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