Swift grew, er, really fast in 2015

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Swift is wide open and growing fast.
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Swift, the programming language that creates apps for all of Apple’s hardware, had a pretty happy 2015, according to a report from job site Freelancer.com.

The data comes from 1,429,842 “good” projects — that is, “those which have been filtered for spam, advertising, self promotion, reposts, or that are otherwise unlikely to be filled,” the published report says. And Swift was the big winner, especially when you compare its numbers to 2014’s.

You can see more in the infographic below.

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This bundle of video lessons will get you fluent in key tools and techniques for iOS 9 development.
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Master the easy-to-learn, multifaceted language behind Google and YouTube with 50 hours of training.
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There’s a lot to know for anyone looking to get into the lucrative field of coding for the web, and it’s a topic that grows every day. That’s why it’s good to develop some solid, focused fundamentals, which is exactly what these four courses offer. Covering Python, Javascript, iOS Xcode and SQL, it’s a great opportunity to develop your skills in one, two, three or four of the most critical corners of coding for web.

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