Learn Swift: 3 Ways to Begin Mastering the Art of Building iOS, Mac and Watch Apps


If I wanted to learn how to code I’d learn how to program in Swift, Apple’s iOS, Mac and Watch app development language. The Apple ecosystem is so large that it’s a logical (ha) place to start. Plus, if you want to earn a living as a top-notch coder, learning how to make apps for iPhones, iPads, Macs, etc. is smart because Apple users tend to be more affluent. In other words, they have more disposable money to spend on the products you can create (if they’re useful or entertaining enough). There’s nothing wrong with learning how to create Android apps or learning how to code in other languages like Javascript, Python or Ruby, of course. But for the reasons above, learning how to create for Apple owners seems like a pretty safe and smart bet at the moment.

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There’s something cool about an iOS app that can teach you how to build iOS apps. Swifty is a collection of over 200 bite-size, interactive Swift tutorials. There are over 14 lessons, 2 of which are free. The rest will only cost you $3.99. I love the approach; you can literally write your first program within a few seconds and it shows you that coding really isn’t all that hard or abstract ...

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