Developers, here are 5 ways to get your skills up to snuff ahead before iOS 9 drops [Deals]

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8 coding courses will teach you how to use iOS 9's tools to create compelling mobile games.
8 coding courses will teach you how to use iOS 9's tools to create compelling mobile games.
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iOS 9 is almost here, and like its predecessors it’s shaping up to be a game changer. For those of you who don’t want to be left in other developers’ dust, these five courses are packed with priceless insight into the inner workings of the latest build of Apple’s ubiquitous mobile operating system. With savings of up to 94%, these are lessons you can’t afford not to get.

Epic iOS 9 Game Coding Bundle94% off

Before anyone’s mobile coding skill set is complete, they have to learn how to code for games. This lesson bundle includes lessons and resources for building narrative-led games, richly designed levels and compelling art, tight and intuitive control systems. It also goes in-depth with iOS 9’s game-coding languages like Swift, SpriteKit and Tiled to build essential game models like never-ending side-scrollers, mazes, and missile command-style games, among others.

Step up your iOS 9 game for just $49 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Build 18 working apps to learn and master Apple's Swift 2 coding language for iOS 9.
Build 18 working apps to learn and master Apple’s Swift 2 coding language for iOS 9.

iOS 9 and Swift 2 Course80% off

Udemy instructor Rob Percival has trained more than a quarter million students in iOS development. Now you can benefit from his vast experience to learn iOS 9’s key coding languages Swift 2 and Xcode 7, and gaming framework SpriteKit. With over 200 lectures and 29 hours of instruction, you’ll build working clones of apps like Instagram, Tinder, Snapchat, Flappy Bird, Uber and more, 18 in total. Study inputs, buttons, reactive interfaces, learn to use variables, arrays, tables and loops, and get unlimited web hosting for one year.

Learn to master iOS 9 from an iOS master for $39 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Get a broad and deep overview of iOS 9's coding languages and features by building 100 apps.
Get a broad and deep overview of iOS 9’s coding languages and features by building 100 apps.

The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course90% off

The latest iteration of iOS 9 is going to be packed with new features, tools and upgrades that every mobile developer is going to have to master. With 90 hours of training, this course will put you well ahead of the game, covering languages and frameworks like Xcode 7, Swift 2, SpriteKit for gaming, even watchOS 2 for Apple Watch (which integrates with iOS 9) over the course of building 100 apps around models like Tinder, Instagram, Uber and lots more.

Get caught up with the updates in iOS 9 for $99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Become a skilled Apple Watch-maker by building 30 apps using Apple's Swift language.
Become a skilled Apple Watch-maker by building 30 apps using Apple’s Swift language.

The Complete watchOS 2 Developer Course94% off

The Apple watch is on a lot of wrists, but it still represents a rich frontier for developers looking to break new ground in the world of wearables. This course will teach you to code Apple Watch apps from scratch through 30 different programming projects built around Swift, the main language for iOS development. You’ll also learn to build features around Apple Watch’s taptic engine and digital crown, learning to use WatchKit and Xcode to build educational, gaming, and geolocation apps, plus lots more.

Learn to wield the inner workings of Apple Watch in no time for $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Master Swift for iOS 9 and learn about its powerful new features by building 11 fully functional apps.
Master Swift for iOS 9 and learn about its powerful new features by building 11 fully functional apps.

Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course93% off

If you want to code for iOS 9, you’d better get started while it’s still in beta. This course has you covered, with more than 35 hours of top notch training videos in Apple’s powerful programming language, Swift, that’ll have you building 11 functioning apps in one of the only iOS 9 preview courses available online, You’ll also learn to create an iCloud app, set up an app’s push notifications, and more essential functions of Apple’s newest reimagining of their mobile platform.

Become an expert in coding with iOS 9’s Swift for only $19 at Cult of Mac Deals.