They were thinking about creating an army of captive developers who have spent their entire careers on one non-portable platform and so will be less likely to leave/start drama/demand raises.
Swift is a new programming language by Apple. When it was unveiled in some conference, all the fags from the audience stood up and gave a raging applause because SO REVOLUTIONARY.
...Although what Tim Cock essentially told them was "All of those years you learned Objective-C are now useless now that we end its support and push the Swift agenda with the force of a prepped bull!"
That was point number one. Point number two is that the logo is hideous.
Post yfw applel crashes to $20/share and gets bought by "M$".
>All of those years you learned Objective-C are now useless now
Absolutely ridiculous, most iOS developers *still* don't use it. It only became stable enough to use in production a few months ago and even then, that's debatable.
Also, all the library calls are the same in both languages, so most of your knowledge is carried over.
>What was apple thinking?
>we want to empower our customers to be able to make fart apps too
>var optionalInt: Int?
>Pretty much says that optionalInt might not have a value.
so what happens when you try to use that variable? is it convertible to null/nil or whatever so you can check if its empty?
If Apple was smart, Taylor would have introduced the language.
How is that in any way bolstered by leaving Objective-C for Swift? They already had that with Objective-C!
In my opinion, we're seeing a trend toward dumbing down software. Ultimately, we're going to end up back at Visual Basic.
Not that there's anything really wrong with that, to this day VBA is among the best languages for rapidly creating real value for businesses, but enjoy your paycheck while you have it, the normies are coming.
>Swift is designed for safety