Way back in the early 1990s, when Steve Jobs was at NeXT, the Objective C Language presented a brilliant, if out-of-the-mainstream programming language for innovative development work. It was adopted for the NextStep libraries, which would later become integral parts of Mac and iOS programming, after Jobs went back to Apple. Objective C kept the simplicity of “Vanilla” C, while enabling natural and native object oriented development, with a minimum of overhead, and some additional great ideas.
Now, more than a quarter century later, Apple has committed to a new language, which, once again opens new doors for programmers. The new language is called Swift, and anyone interested in programming for Apple hardware would be well served by learning more about it.
The local Apple Store at the Valencia Town Center is offering a free 5 week course in Swift. The textbook is also a free download. However, attendance will be limited.
The course will begin on Tuesday September 5th at 7:30pm. Additional details are provided below: