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How much of the existing Swift Course will be changed when you guys redo the course because of Swift 1.2?

I know it's still in beta and may change completely, but assuming that it changes from what we know now and a little bit more, how much of the Swift Course content will be changed?

I'm hesitant on diving in on the courses right now. Can someone let me know?

1 Answer

Dominic Bryan
Dominic Bryan
14,452 Points

Hi Jason McCoy this is semi difficult to answer because Apple could throw a curve ball and do something completely different, but honestly in my eyes I don't think swift from now is going to change so significantly that learning now and making apps now will hamper the future "proofness" of them.

Again don't quote me its merely a opinion, but so far 1.2 was released for xcode 6.3 beta and the main changes were more for the compiler and less the language itself. A good example of the level of change would be when swift change optional values, and all this meant for people who had people apps was a few more ? and !.

It is difficult to say but with the rates of changes its not hard to implement new features. There was some small language changes and you can check it out here: https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/?id=22

Hope this was a little helpful


Dominic Bryan
Dominic Bryan
14,452 Points

Also a quick note, treehouse will more than likely not recreate the series but simply add changes to the teacher notes of videos which they have done before. And Apple have made it possible to automatically migrate data into Swift 1.2 which you can read about in the conclusion of the article I linked you

That is too bad that treehouse will more than likely simply add changes to the teacher notes of videos, I hoped they would change the appropriate videos for updates. Well, I'll continue the course and hopefully Apple doesn't throw a curveball!

Thank you Dominic Bryan