1. xderiwx's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    Just had a quick question regarding programming for iOS. If it makes any difference, this is just something I wanted to do for myself personally, not professionally.

    For someone interested in learning how to code iOS apps in 2015 with no prior coding knowledge/experience besides HTML/CSS, what languages would you recommend now that Swift is getting very popular? Is Objective-C the way to go? Swift? Both? Other?

    Can HTML/CSS and JavaScript skills be used for anything, in regards to iOS app development?

    Thanks!
    05-04-2015 05:09 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Swift... And the html, css, and Java would be good to know to make your own web site for any app you develop...
    05-04-2015 08:17 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    This is how I heard it out the other day--if you just want to learn to make apps for yourself, then go with Swift. If you plan to get a job making apps, go with Objective-C because so many apps that you'd need to maintain are written in it.
    05-04-2015 08:41 PM
  4. xderiwx's Avatar
    KCH and Karen,

    Thank you very much for your responses!
    05-14-2015 06:55 AM
  5. VokabelBox's Avatar
    1+ for Swift. I asked myself the same question a few months ago and I went with Swift. There are not so many tutorials for Swift but I could solve all my problems. Maybe it took me a little bit longer sometimes. Also it is very easy to use Objective-C Code in your Swift project.
    06-29-2015 05:55 AM
  6. katy's Avatar
    This is how I heard it out the other day--if you just want to learn to make apps for yourself, then go with Swift. If you plan to get a job making apps, go with Objective-C because so many apps that you'd need to maintain are written in it.
    Moreover it strongly depend on what kind of application you want to develop. If you need to incorporate C/C++ you should be familiar with Objective-C.
    08-24-2015 01:13 PM
  7. Rostyslav Gryvnak1's Avatar
    Now i start learn Swift - easy language to learn. But i suggest start to learn OOP for starting
    09-16-2015 03:50 AM
  8. TeemuPRKL's Avatar
    Swift will probably be easier to approach if you don't have prior programming experience besides HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Personally I think it is more important to get to understand the iOS SDK and frameworks and learn to use them efficiently - that can be done with either of the languages.
    10-14-2015 08:32 AM
  9. ZapharaArts's Avatar
    For iOS game development I recently started using Swift. Took me a few weeks to get used to it but now i love it for fast prototyping of ideas.
    11-13-2015 05:46 AM
  10. ddfs's Avatar
    Yeah, Swift looks great, but we use java+robovm.
    12-11-2015 10:45 AM
  11. Q115115's Avatar
    Swift if you're learning to code for yourself, if you're looking to get a job, then you should do Objective-C as many companies will require it.
    12-16-2015 09:37 PM
  12. imnewbie's Avatar
    Swift for near future and Objective C for now. Many company has project still use Objective C, so, you have to know it if you want to get more iOS jobs chance now.
    01-12-2016 04:53 AM
  13. darshancooray's Avatar
    Hi, I think Java Script is best for the iOS development.
    12-23-2016 06:04 AM
  14. xderiwx's Avatar
    Hi, I think Java Script is best for the iOS development.
    Really? Can you please explain why and how? Do you mean using something like phonegap?
    01-03-2017 05:38 AM
  15. DangerousYams's Avatar
    I would actually recommend trying Unity.
    You can code in either C# or Javascript in Unity and deploy to almost all the platforms out there (iOS, OSX, Android, Windows etc)
    It's easy to learn with tons of tutorials and great community support.
    01-21-2017 04:43 PM
  16. xderiwx's Avatar
    Thanks, I'll check it out!
    01-31-2017 08:08 AM

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