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To Swift or Objective-C? That is the iOS Developer’s Question


Jessica Skeete is an Education Product Manager at General Assembly in NYC. In this blog post, she discusses the release of Swift for iOS and how it will impact those looking to enter the app development world.

Earlier this month Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced a brand new programming language named Swift at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference. Paul Haddad, a popular iOS developer posted this tweet shortly after the announcement was made: paul haddad twitter Swift is great because it makes creating iOS applications much more accessible. Many people assume this will create an easy in for people wanting to develop apps, as they will no longer need to learn the complex programming language Objective-C, but it isn’t quite that simple. Although Swift is an excellent way to get your feet wet, it doesn’t mean that starting a career in app development will be as easy. Continue reading

The Biggest Opportunity of 2012? Learning Objective-C



Time and time again, the question of “what programming language should I learn?” seems to surface in various internet locales. There are a lot of ways to answer this question, depending on factors like existing skill set, desired end result, and personal preference.

Here’s another approach to consider–one that looks at career utility as opposed to didactic value: which programming languages currently have the most attractive supply and demand ratio in the job marketplace? That is, which languages are associated with the most open jobs and the fewest candidates to fill them?

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