“Every day, more and more developers are being hired based on their Swift skills. Apple is committed to Swift and Swift is the future,” Erica Sadun writes. “Not a day goes by without some developer wandering by for Swift peer support with ‘I have to use Swift’ because it’s in the contract.”
“I have shipped only one Swift app for live app store sale and I absolutely love Swift,” Sadun writes. “Everything else remains in Objective-C. And, yes, it’s painful to move back and forth between languages. As my brain trains for Swift, my Objective-C reflexes are taking a big hit.”
“Swift, despite migration support and ever increasing stability of language fundamentals, is not stable or will be for a while to come,” Sadun writes. “Apple’s message of ‘Swift now. Swift for production’ is becoming a big issue for developers… So how do you break the news to your client, your boss, or that new guy on your team who saw a few WWDC videos that Swift is better suited for a long-term investment than short-term development tasks?”
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MacDailyNews Take: h4labs responds:
Less code and more maintainable code directly translates to a cost saving. The only valid argument developers have is that Swift is still an evolving language so the source will break, at least in the next version. I claim that you’re still better off writing in Swift and fixing any breaking changes than writing in Objective C. You will have done less work and your code will be safer and more maintainable.
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