According to the latest TIOBE index and Stack Overflow developer survey, Swift is the fastest growing language and one of the most loved technology. It is more popular than Google’s homegrown GO language. Swift was only introduced in 2014 as an easier-to-learn alternative to Objective-C.
Stack Overflow is one of the top question-and-answer developer community site. The survey revealed that Swift grew faster than any other language last year.
The TIOBE index is calculated using search data, from top Ranking(Alexa) Search engines, like google, bing, yahoo etc. TIOBE is a Netherlands based internet company. Swift is one of the sought-after freelance developer skills among employers, the survey showed.
Gentle learning curve is believed to be the reason of its faster adoption rates.