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iOS

What should I choose between Swift and Objective C?

I am more interested about Swift than Objective-c. I started watching some Objective - C courses but I don't get it, it just doesn't pass. But when I code in Swift, I feel comfortable and it is so easy for me to keep up because I am a beginner. My question(worry) is that I hear a lot of developer saying that we should learn Objective C first and then Swift. If learning Objective-C is a necessity, I would like more informations. And could you guys put more swift courses please because we are so excited to learn more about Swift. Thanks.

3 Answers

Mari Johannessen
Mari Johannessen
12,232 Points

It all depends on what your goal is with learning either of the languages. From Treehouse's blog: Are you pursuing iOS Development as a career? If so, then there are at least 1 million apps out there written in Objective-C. Swift just got released in June 2014 so chances are that your future employer’s apps will be written in Objective-C. It is essential that you learn Objective-C to get a job as an iOS Developer until Swift becomes a standard, which will take a few years. Until then it would benefit you to learn both the languages. Your future employer might even task you with converting their existing Objective-C app into Swift. They encourage beginners to start out with Swift because it is a familiar language and easy to learn thanks to the playgrounds. Once you have learned Swift then you can always look into learning Objective-C if pursuing iOS Development as a career :)

Sean Do
Sean Do
11,933 Points

Here's a good article from Amit Bijlani, he's the iOS Development Teacher.

Learning Swift vs Objective-C by Amit Bijlani

Thanks guys! Clear and precise response.