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Google erwägt Swift angeblich als Programmiersprache für Android - Google thinks about switching to Swift... or Kotlin for Android

Apples inzwischen quelloffene Programmiersprache wird einem Bericht zufolge von Google als Alternative zu Java in Betracht gezogen. Auch prominente App-Entwickler wie Facebook und Uber zeigen angeblich Interesse an Swift.
Kotlin scheint allerdings die deutlich naheliegendere Wahl für Google, da die Migration zu der JVM-Sprache (Java Virtual Machine) im Vergleich zu Swift einfach ausfüllen dürfte. Der Kotlin-Entwickler JetBrains ist zudem kein Unbekannter für den Such-Konzern, mit IntelliJ IDEA stellt die Firma die Basis für Android Studio, Googles Programmierumgebung zur Entwicklung von Android-Apps.


Recently talked to an Android engineer: No plans to enable Swift and become dependent on Apple!


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