Objective-C vs. Swift. Which should you learn?
Swift was released by Apple on XCode 6 Beta in June 2014 as a replacement to the standard app programming language at the time Objective-C, which had been around for 20 years. Objective-C, which is based on the C language, is generally acknowledged to be a ‘hard’ programming language with tricky syntax, complicated grammar, lots of classes and manipulations to make it object-oriented, which means plenty of scope for coding errors and lengthy debugging. Swift is designed from the ground up to be object-oriented so it’s a lot easier to create commands, references and classes with objects (find out more here).
Objective-C is a still a little more established because it’s got such a long history, but we’re seeing more and more momentum towards Swift. In an ideal world, we’d recommend you learn Objective-C first, then learn Swift. That way you can work with legacy code and libraries and use the fast, modern and safe Swift language too. But, if you already know that you want to code Swift, then there’s no need to start with Objective-C.
6 Reasons To Take App Development Training at Amsys
- Experience: we’re real-world developers too
- Expertise: we teach Swift, Objective-C, design and iOS IT skills
- Personal attention: never more than eight delegates
- Flexibility: train at our centres or at your offices
- Reputation: our alumni of 11,000 past-delegates speaks for itself
- Support: we’re still there for you after course completion
As with all Amsys courses, the instructor was knowledgable and patient. Answering questions as they arose clearly and concisely, always willing to spend time with an individual to ensure they understood what was being taught and were getting the most out of the course.
I would highly recommend Amsys for anyone who is looking for some serious learning in a short period of time. They offer cutting edge facilities, easy to follow labs and a very knowledgeable trainer. With the Objective-C Beginners and Advanced courses I could develop my first app from scratch which is now for sale at the app store.