Swift bootcamp teaches NYC coders Apple’s new programming language

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If you’re a New York-based coder or wannabe coder looking to learn Apple’s new programming language Swift, you may want to check out an upcoming evening tech workshop organized by software development firm TurnToTech.

With the next session taking place Monday at their 5th Avenue offices, the number of spaces available has just been upped to allow more people to attend.

“The amount of developers who are coming out each week has been amazing,” says organizer Sean Moskowitz. “Everyone wants to learn Swift — whether its beginners, intermediates or experienced professionals. And we have all the tools to make that happen.”

The course sets out to cover all the bases of Swift development for iOS, and claims to be the first such bootcamp course in New York.

Apple unveiled Swift at this year’s WWDC. According to the project’s originator at Apple, the language has been in development since 2010.

If you live in NYC and you have two evenings a week to bring your iOS coding skills up to date, check out the link below. Despite numbers being raised, spaces are limited, so get in touch quickly.

  • qjL6Kry05

    So… TurnToTech is doing a workshop on an unfinished language whose beta was released less then three weeks ago, and which Apple has claimed will change syntax and semantics before it’s stable few months from now.

    Well at least we know that Marketing wears the pants at TurnToTech. Good job, and good luck to all the suckers who are going to your souped up workshop.

    • rkM7Lsz16

      Well, it’s free, so I’m not sure what the complaint is–or who the “suckers” are. Some people want to learn as much about Swift as early as possible. Some don’t. Following your logic, there’s no point in learning anything about Swift yet because it might change. If that’s how you feel, it’s not for you, but not everyone agrees.

      • qjL6Kry05

        It says “$3000″ on their home page, sucker. How free is that?

        Even if it was free, nothing is free. It takes from your limited time, makes you pay in “brand awareness” (those folks obviously need some) and it hooks you on something that it can’t deliver – namely, in-depth understanding of Swift, a language which no one has in-depth understanding of yet (it was just announced!) except the DevTools team at Apple, and a language which is *beta*. It’s not finished. It’s changing as we speak.

        Think about how long the teachers had to learn the language and come up with a set of good practices that would match what the Swift community eventually will settle on.

        There’s very little to teach here that you can’t get by watching the presentations and reading the books that Apple has put out there. Also for free. And Apple had a lot more than 20 days to come up with their materials.

        No one has the authority to teach Swift yet. And since Swift is not finished, even Apple’s knowledge about where Swift is going is limited right now.

      • TechManNYC

        If you researched before you spoke you would know Apple has provided the tools for people to learn.

      • qjL6Kry05

        I know Apple has provided the “tools to learn”. They provided them to everyone, not just to TurnToTech.

        And it’s a fucking BETA.

        And it’s been fucking THREE WEEKS.

        Anyone who paints himself as having enough expertise to give advanced courses in Swift after three weeks playing with the Xcode beta is by definition a hack.

      • TechManNYC

        or intelligent, and you are obviously not it.

      • qjL6Kry05

        Jeez, how am I gonna live now that some random idiot passed judgment on my intelligence.

      • H M

        You Sound DEFINITELY IDIOT

  • TechManNYC

    To the contrary of everything you say Swift is actually extremely popular among both new and old developers. Your statement is quite false and the demand to learn and operate using Swift is something that will be mainstream. Their focus is to give those interested an insight on it. Its quite generous and interesting to learn from such a talented presenter. You should look into the things you say before saying them.

    • qjL6Kry05

      Woah, someone is still learning what the “Reply” button is for, am I right?

      Did I say Swift is “unpopular” dude? Did I say “demand is low”? Why do you post drunk?

      On the contrary. Quite obviously Swift is popular like hot pancakes and demand is huge. This is why opportunistic hacks like TurnToTech are taking advantage with quickly put together free courses, in order to make themselves more visible.

      You’ll learn absolutely nothing by attending those that you couldn’t learn by playing with the dev tools on your own for a couple of hours.

      • TechManNYC

        My team and I did go and learned exactly what we were hoping. Maybe you should attend and see that the attitude you have may change once you check it out.

      • qjL6Kry05

        Why did you change your username? How did you happen to visit this course and read this article, and feel compelled to react to me?

        Are you working for TurnToTech and astroturfing this blog for them? If so, tell ‘em “hi” from me.

      • TechManNYC

        No. They hold them once a week and people attend..I so happened to be one of them. And i just so happen to support what they are doing because its a nice thing to do for the nyc tech community.

  • Brandon

    What constitutes as a wannabe coder?

    • qjL6Kry05

      “Wannabe” is just a word used by a writer who might consider half the words in the dictionary to be synonyms of each other, don’t pay much attention to it. This is more interesting as a statement:

      “Everyone wants to learn Swift — whether its beginners, intermediates or experienced professionals. And we have all the tools to make that happen.”

      Do you know those “healthy lifestyle” protein bars, that have text on the back, similar to this: “this bar is suitable to consume before gym, after gym, when you’re hungry, or any other time”.

      Basically they’re saying “please buy & eat dozens of bars every day”, but being hilariously specific so the schmuck… I mean… the consumer can have false sense of security that a group of white coat wearing scientists thoughts about each of those use cases specifically when engineering a protein bar.

      This is the same. They list anything they can think of, in order so it feels “specific” while making a generic statement.

      Also “we have the tools to make it happen”. Please dog, every Apple developer has the same tools as you do. Stop giving yourself credit for clicking a download link.

  • Robert Sutor

    For the record, it is not “The amount of developers” but rather “The number of developers.”

  • ivan colasanti

    There is a swift programming languafe guide in italian! http://www.programmareinswift.it

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