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During yesterday’s WWDC conference, Apple dropped “the mother of all releases for developers,” in the words of Tim Cook. No one saw Swift coming. The new programming language could quickly make Objective-C irrelevant when iOS 8 launches this fall. While watching the keynote in the Sourcebits office, an engineer pointed to his Objective-C book and said, “Well, looks like that book’s pointless now.”
By developing the easier-to-use Swift programming language, Apple’s clearly aiming to get even more global developer power into the iOS app ecosystem. Earlier in the presentation, Cook announced Apple now has more than 9 million developers worldwide – a 47% increase in just one year. That means Apple welcomed about 3 MILLION NEW developers in the past 12 months. I pulled out my calculator for a quick breakdown of what 3 Million new developers means:
1. 250,000 new developers a month
2. 8,219 new developers a day
3. 342 new developers an hour
4. 5.7 new developers a minute
5. 1 new developer every 10-11 seconds!