Taking It Easy
We've examined just a few of the features of Swift and its environment that give this language a distinct advantage for newcomers. The interactivity and real-time results of writing Swift code in the REPL and Playgrounds elevates the language to the status of interpreted languages like Ruby and Python. Ease in printing and string manipulation shows that Apple has put thought into making Swift a true beginner's language. However, Swift isn't just for neophytes; it also offers significant features that make it a worthy successor to Objective-C. For those, I encourage you to explore Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design.