Many iOS developers often don't realize initially that they are using a programming language rooted in functional paradigm principles.
Swift became immensely popular due to its adoption in iOS applications. Today, it's not just used for crafting apps across various customer-facing hardware like iOS, WatchOS, iPadOS, and CarPlay, but also in enterprise-level and research-oriented backend applications and machine learning models. Recently, I came across a microcontroller development kit designed for projects similar to those on Raspberry Pi but using Swift and its dedicated IDE.
“a prototype is worth 1000 meetings” - IDEO
Many people dismiss certain software by saying, "It's just a 'Hello World' program" or "It lacks the perspective of an enterprise." To those individuals, I'd like to point out that there isn't an official council that determines whether a technology meets certain standards. New technologies are designed to address the limitations of existing ones. How far we can push their boundaries is entirely up to us.