Case Khor

iOS Developers Need to Know Objective-C

I took a deep breath and dived into Objective-C just over a month ago. My first serious attempt at learning a “real” programming language, I seem to be making decent progress and finding the challenge fairly enjoyable. Naturally I freaked out a bit post WWDC 2014 Keynote. Am I wasting my time? Should I drop Objective-C and attempt to start learning Swift straight off Apple's ebook?

Aaron Hillegass take on it reaffirms my self-assurance that Objective-C is still the place to start:

If you want to be an iOS developer, you will still need to know Objective-C. Objective-C is easier to learn than Swift. Once you know Objective-C, it will be easy to learn Swift. […] Honestly, it doesn't matter which you learn first; eventually you will know both languages.

Phew, I guess.