by String Code
I would like to pragmatically consider choosing to start development of new app in Swift right now (iOS 8 beta 3). App that I actually intent to ship and support. Everybody I know, listen to, read and follow quite sanely suggest to stick with Obj-C for now. “It’s way too early, Swift is way to buggy, syntax is subject to change and incomplete”. And of course I have to agree. If you are indie and working on your bread and butter project, you are going to continue develop in Obj-C . Trusted tool you know inside out and are able to develop effectively. Needless to say your customers don’t care about what language is your app written in. It just does not make business sense right now. Same goes if you are working as project lead or contractor for a start-up. You are going to choose to start a new project in Obj-C, it is easier and cheaper to hire skilled, competent Obj-C devs. I must mention some people are divining into Swift early for academic reasons. Also if you want to influence shaping of language, now is the time. I do however want to look at it from purely pragmatic angle. I want to see wether there is a business case for writing app in swift right now. Read the rest here.