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Learning iOS without wanting to cut ties with front-end web development.

My aim is to learn and become a competent professional freelance iOS developer, whilst at the same time keep my front end web dev skills up to scratch - I'm learning both iOS and JavaScript at the same time and I'm loving it.

I hear a lot of negative things in regards to the idea of being a jack of all trades master of none and all - I just wondered, is there anyone out there in the same boat as me?

Picking two technologies sounds reasonable to me (iOS and JavaScript, well, nodeJS and angularJS look pretty tasty too)

What do you think guys? Most of the blog posts and forum threads I've come across so far only come at this topic from the context of how many things can you comfortable learn at once - but I'm thinking more in terms of career, I want to do iOS but still do front end too.

Kind regards, Mike

Russell Warwick
Russell Warwick
1,601 Points

Hey Michael in my opinion whats the damage of learning 2 languages :) why not learn more. JavaScript can follow some of the concepts and syntax as c and objective c so I really don't think theres much harm :) As long as you practice both enough you can achieve anything :)

Hey Russell, thanks for the feedback - yea that's what I thought, they are similar in ways. I'm just going to keep moving forwards with it :)

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,663 Points

I know the feeling Michael, I'm a front end developer by title but I love learning how to build iOS apps along with knowing PHP, some python and more.

At the end of the day my inbox consists of newsletters for the web so I still very much stay up-to-date with everything front end.

Hey, thanks Chris, it's just good to know that I'm not the only one hah :)