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Michael Hanna17,649 Points
Suggested Treehouse Course: Swift Sandbox for Windows
I am one of the many Windows users frustrated by the fact that I can't do iOS development in Windows.
Based on what I've read in the Treehouse Community, there is not a viable emulator solution out there. There are, however, browser-based Swift sandboxes (I know IBM has one in Beta, there may be others).
I would appreciate a Treehouse Course designed to teach the basics of Swift in a sandbox environment so we Windows users can dip our figurative toes in those trendy waters. It would be nice to get a feel for the language and its concepts so I'm not starting from scratch should I find myself sitting behind a mac in the not-too-distant future.
Reed Carson8,306 Points
I think you should be able to follow along regardless of where you are typing out the code. The Swift track focuses on the language and not iOS development. Im not familiar with the sandbox but I dont really see why you couldnt follow along even typing it into a text editor.
You can learn all the basics of the Swift Language and syntax in the IBM sandbox. Every video that includes a playground, you can just uses the IBM Sandbox. I just tried it and it works fine.