Get a comprehensive crash course in iOS coding [Deals]

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This bundle of nine courses covers the gamut for anybody interested in learning or brushing up on iOS coding skills.
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If you’re want to learn the uber-lucrative skills involved in iOS development, it can be hard to know where to start. That makes something like The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle a great opportunity. Not only is it a comprehensive and diverse place for beginners and seasoned coders alike to sharpen their skills, it’s a great value.

This bundle totals nine courses clocking in at more than 250 hours of instruction, and right now you can get the 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle for just $39.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Swift is already one of the world’s most popular programming languages

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Swift use is on the rise.
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Apple’s new Swift programming language is being adopted even faster than anyone predicted.

In the latest TIOBE Index, which ranks the popularity of programming languages, Apple shot up from the 14th spot last year — and has already cracked the top 10. That may not sound too exciting, but considering all the other languages in the top 10 are at least two decades old, Swift is catching fire in a major way.

One super-slim battery can charge almost any device [Week’s Best Deals]

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From a massively powerful and super slim battery to time-saving typing app and lots more, check out this week's best deals.
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While everyone’s freaking out about the state of the world, we here at the Cult of Mac Store are busy finding the best deals we can find. This week, we’ve got a single super-slim battery that can juice up anything from an iPhone to a MacBook, a full year of the uber-popular TextExpander app, a lifetime of powerful VPN protection, and a set of comprehensive courses in programming for iOS.

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Create the next big app with this 82-hour iOS training bundle [Deals]

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Over 82 hours of instruction will get you caught up to coding for Apple's mobile devices.
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One of the most marketable skills you can have these days is the ability to code and develop for mobile. If you’re interested in learning the ins and outs of coding for iOS, we’ve got a deal for you.

This bundle of lessons covering iOS 10 and Swift 3 clocks in at more than 80 hours of instruction and usually costs hundreds of dollars. But right now, you can get the iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle for just $22.50 at Cult of Mac Deals. Better still, if you enter the code “LEARN50” at checkout, you’ll save an additional 50 percent.

Master Swift 3, Apple’s latest programming language [Deals]

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Learn Apple's latest coding language, Swift 3, from the ground up.
Learn Apple's latest coding language, Swift 3, from the ground up.
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If you want to develop apps for iOS, you’ve got to know Swift 3. Apple’s latest and greatest programming language, it’s an essential element for developing for iPhone and iPad.

The Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle will give you the skills you need to develop iOS apps. Broken into four sections, the bundle includes hundreds of lectures and clocks in at 85 hours of training. This is a great resource for aspiring and seasoned coders alike, and right now you can get the whole bundle for just $45 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Apple’s obsessive secrecy may have driven out Swift’s creator

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Making Swift open-source wasn't enough to keep its creator at Apple.
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Apple’s culture of secrecy was responsible for the departure of Chris Lattner, the company’s former head of developer tools and the creator of programming language Swift, claims a new report.

Lattner recently left Apple for Tesla — with friends putting the move down to the ongoing conflict between wanting to create open-source tools and Apple’s tendency to not want to publicly discuss anything.

The guy that invented Swift leaves Apple for Tesla

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Apple wants everyone to learn to code in Swift.
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Apple will soon lose the veteran coder who helped make Swift one of the fastest-growing computer languages in the world.

Chris Lattner, who has worked as Apple’s director of developer tools for the past few years, revealed today that he is leaving the company to join Tesla.

Score sweet software upgrades for Cyber Monday [Deals]

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It's Cyber Monday. Check out these deals on Mac software and development courses.
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Before you’ve shaken off the post-Thanksgiving tryptophan daze, Cyber Monday is already upon us. We’ve rounded up three deals on software that’ll give you a reason to get moving, from a massive bundle of top-shelf Mac apps to a comprehensive coding course and access to a powerful virtual private network.

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Learn essential skills, protect yourself from snoops and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Learn project management, one of the most lucrative skills in today's job market.
Learn project management, one of the most lucrative skills in today's job market.
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Another week, another bunch of great new deals. We’ve gathered some of the very best, from training in lucrative skills like project management and Swift development, to a tool for working from any computer remotely and super secure virtual private network access. It’s all discounted by no less than 50 percent, take a look: