Nearly half of OS X devs want to learn Swift

“Almost a quarter (25 percent) of OS X developers don’t use file sharing in the cloud — at all, according to a new survey,” Sead Fadilpašić reports for BetaNews.

“German-based Fournova surveyed more than 7,000 OS X developers in more than 100 countries to see which tools, services and technologies are the most popular ones,” Fadilpašić reports. “Of those developers that do use cloud for file sharing, Dropbox is the number one solution, with Google Drive being the leading intranet and documentation solution.”

“In the future, almost a half of developers would love to learn Swift, it was said,” Fadilpašić reports. “Most developers on OS X are in either small, or medium-sized companies, and more than half of them are working from home, either part time or full time, signaling a strong shift towards remote working.”

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MacDailyNews Take: All aboard!

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  1. I already did. Less painful than obj-c. . .no doubt. Just not a lot of the control. If you pick up the BNR book on programming Cocoa with Swift you find the that Swift 2 causes a lot of changes to syntax that even the best authors could not keep up with. I hope now that it is public domain it may develop and simmer more slowly.
    Put it this way. By the time I downloaded Apple’s own book on Swift into iBooks that syntax was already obsolete.

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