By Simon Allardice | Tuesday, April 21, 2015
This month, Stack Overflow announced the results of its 2015 Developer Survey. As part of the survey, nearly 30,000 software developers were asked which programming language they most want to continue using. At the top of that list—called the “Most Loved” category—is Swift.
That’s impressive for a language that’s not even a year old. But it doesn’t surprise me at all.
In a 30-year career, I’ve needed to learn, use, and sometimes discard many programming languages. And Swift is the most fun I’ve had with any of them.
If you think you might want to become an app developer, here’s why you should be looking at Swift.
By Simon Allardice | Friday, December 12, 2014
Apple recently released a beta version of Xcode 6.2 to developers worldwide. It includes the much-anticipated iOS 8.2 SDK featuring WatchKit, allowing us to develop for the much-anticipated Apple Watch.
Although the Apple Watch itself won’t be released until Spring 2015, with WatchKit now available we can start building apps for this exciting new wearable device right away.
By Simon Allardice | Monday, June 2, 2014
Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has long been a place where Apple makes major announcements of both hardware and software.
But the keynote at this year’s event, which began this morning in San Francisco, included no new hardware announcements: no new iPhone, no iPad, and no sign of any long-rumored iWatch or Apple TV.
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