SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Apple (AAPL) announced its Swift programming language at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, and after having finally been able to put an app that I've been working on to Swift from the old programming language, it's going to make a big difference for developers and consumers alike.
Swift development language, which operates on both iOS and Mac OS X and is a compiled language as same as Objective C (Apple's original object oriented programming language), comes with great new enhancements such as the advent of the playground, which allows developers to check out code snippets in real time. This is especially useful with visual content that you want to inspect before going through the process of compiling and viewing on a device. This is time consuming and when you're just trying to tweak something, it can be very frustrating. The playground displays work in real time letting these tweaks happen as you modify code providing an instant picture before any real code has been created.
In the past bringing 3-D content into an app could be quite complicated, but now with a little bit of setup, this work can be done almost instantly. This means Apple consumers are going to see some pretty awesome new innovations in their apps. Below is a sample of taking a 3-D Collada image and setting it up in a playground with about 25 lines of code. Gone is the expensive process of going back and forth to see how a few lines of code change the visible outcome.