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A lot of the discussion about Swift is speculation, since the beta was just released and the full version won’t be out until Fall 2014. According to Apple, “Swift is like Objective C without the bulk of C.” It was designed to make it much easier for less experienced programmers to develop applications for iOS platforms and get them published. There are already some naysayers who are speculating that this could have the unintended consequences of unleashing a flood of poorly designed and tested apps. I personally think the positives of giving more people access to the tools required to develop iOS apps is a good thing, and the possibilities that could come from very creative people who lack some of the programming skills that have been required up to now outweigh any concern about a lot of junk apps.