Apple's new programming language: Swift

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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:15 PM

I'm doing a lot of the frontend iOS stuff in Xamarin that my company has requested but are non-standard features in iOS (such as a UISlider that both moves to a TouchDown event and movement). These things aren't in the forums because they *shouldn't* be done. However, in our situation it makes sense.

But I do like Xamarin as a iOS/Android/Windows solution!
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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Ah, gotcha. Where do you work, you went to GTech/NATS right?


and iOS development gives me enough of a headache, i'd hate to do that.
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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:23 PM

It's a fun job. I go to Georgia Tech yeah. Looking at it for my startup :P

Also, I think we've derailed this enough. PM me if you want to talk more
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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:31 PM

Gotcha. I'm working at UGA for my Xamarin stuff. Gonna be hard going to Swift from C# (<3)

I plan on actually looking at some Swift stuff in the coming days, so actual opinion on it soon.
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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 04 June 2014 - 06:41 AM, said:

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It sounds extremely innovative.

Yes.. applied marketing is an amazing thing.

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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

Instead of learning every new trendy language out there, I'll just stick with C/C++. I keep seeing job offers seeking people who can work with JAVA or C/C++ since their existing behemoth of a code base is already written in it.

Now considering C/C++ and JAVA are the two languages I've done the most work in, Android looks like the obvious answer since I can use either for it. It looks doubly enticing since Android has recently overtaken Windows XP for Operating System usage. Waiting for the dust to settle for a few years might have been a good idea.
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Re: Apple's new programming language: Swift

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

I've never seen a more dishonest correlation in my life. I mean, at least pirates->global warming is clever.

The number of devices that run Android is huge, yes. However, Android isn't comparable to Windows XP. It's a Mobile OS, XP is a PC OS. Mobile devices that run Android are everywhere, but when I code I don't do it ON my phone - I do it on my PC in Windows 7.

Because XP is being phased out. Not only is Android being deployed more and more frequently, XP is being replaced by modern versions of Windows. It's not even interesting, it just screams of dishonest hyperbole. Like saying that Legend of the Five Rings is outselling Vampire the Masquerade - no shit, right?
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