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Apple today announced significant enhancements for its Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code educational programs, delivering free curricula and a new Develop in Swift online course to help teachers get up to speed for teaching app development in Swift.

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“Apple has worked alongside educators for 40 years, and we’re especially proud to see how Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code have been instrumental in helping teachers and students make an impact in their communities,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Markets, Apps, and Services. “We’ve seen community college students build food security apps for their campus and watched middle school educators host virtual coding clubs over summer break. As part of our commitment to help expand access to computer science education, we are thrilled to be adding a new professional learning course to help more educators, regardless of their experience, have the opportunity to learn coding and teach the next generation of developers and designers.”
Develop in Swift, which is aimed at students in high school and above, has seen its curriculum completely redesigned and includes four free books available through Apple Books: "Develop in Swift Explorations," "Develop in Swift AP CS Principles," "Develop in Swift Fundamentals," and "Develop in Swift Data Collections," with the first three available now and the fourth coming this fall.

For younger students and other beginners, Apple is also expanding its Everyone Can Code curriculum, launching a new "Everyone Can Code Adventures" book that builds on previous content in the program to allow for more advanced coding exercises using Swift Playgrounds.

Article Link: Apple Launches New Educational Curricula for Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code
 

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When I see the phrase “everyone can code” I think of the movie Ratatouille and I’ll modify the quote a bit:

In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Apple’s code mantra: Anyone can code. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great coder or have a career in it, but a great coder can come from anywhere.
 
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When I see the phrase “everyone can code” I think of the movie Ratatouille and I’ll modify the quote a bit:

In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Apple’s code mantra: Anyone can code. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great coder or have a career in it, but a great coder can come from anywhere.
This mediocre coder agrees with that sentiment
 
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When I see the phrase “everyone can code” I think of the movie Ratatouille and I’ll modify the quote a bit:

In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Apple’s code mantra: Anyone can code. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great coder or have a career in it, but a great coder can come from anywhere.
Only the fearless can be great coders.
 
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I tend to disagree. Based on the success rate of coding at my university, you either „get it“ or you don’t with no in between. Unfortunately I was one of the latter and had to take Advanced Java Programming 5 times. Embarrassing but I just didn’t get it, neither do I understand how I ever even passed it. I was so happy when I could finally remove Eclipse from my computer 3 years later 🤦🏽‍♂️ Probs to those people who can code tho. To me it was always like trying to make sense of Mandarine when u never had a single class of Chinese before
 
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they need to allow development on pcs if they want everyone to code in swift. i know you can use swift in other platforms but there isn't much you can do with it.

few schools will make their students buy macs or provide macs. apple doesn't seem to understand their own price point very well when it comes to grade school
 
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vicviper789

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Ah yes, teach everyone to code so that programmers become the welders and machinist of tomorrow.

From a big business stand point it sounds like they want to saturate the programmer job market so they don’t have to pay 6 figure salaries to 22 year olds fresh out of college
 
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Ah yes, teach everyone to code so that programmers become the welders and machinist of tomorrow.

From a big business stand point it sounds like they want to saturate the programmer job market so they don’t have to pay 6 figure salaries to 22 year olds fresh out of college

It’s always about business, the last paragraph you wrote is literally the only reason they made this program in the first place.
 
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Like I've said in the past (usually in the context of this sort of article), I believe there's a solid benefit for kids outside of pursuing a software developer occupation. If you look at it in abstract:

- Clearly defining the goals or problem, assigning tasks (if in a team)
- Constructing a solution using a specific set of rules and tools
- Identifying and documenting issues (repeat)

That could be a banker, a coach, a mechanic, a doctor, etc.

I'm kind of excited (she is too), our little G is taking a programming class this coming year (7th grade), she's going all virtual next year as part of a county program (they recently had all sorts of accolades, so we signed her up early given the current world situation ...), anyway, she had to drop drama, and decided to replace it with this :) She's into art, photography, and recently started doing some 3D design, so she showed some interest in understanding some of the nuts and bolts of how something like a game works (I'm a dev/architect/writer, so we chat about tech quite a bit).
 
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CarlJ

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Ah yes, teach everyone to code so that programmers become the welders and machinist of tomorrow.

From a big business stand point it sounds like they want to saturate the programmer job market so they don’t have to pay 6 figure salaries to 22 year olds fresh out of college
Eh, everyone having a little exposure to programming is a good thing (even if it just helps them think a little more logically). It takes aptitude and lots of practice to get really good at it. Saying “everyone can cook” isn’t about trying to put chefs out of business, just as, oh, say, “everyone can swim” isn’t about putting Olympic swimmers out of business. I’ll never be an Olympic swimmer, but I enjoy swimming, I glad I know how to swim, and it’s good exercise.

Having everyone be able to think more rationally and logically can only benefit the world, and there will be a handful who discover they’re truly passionate about coding and have a knack for it. Those ones should become developers. One of them may someway write a program you really enjoy.
 
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alien3dx

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Not everybody can code including phd student in it(in the office).Between real work and school are totally diff world.

Normal people can code using micorosoft excel and other then that dont think so
 
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Emanuel Rodriguez

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they need to allow development on pcs if they want everyone to code in swift. i know you can use swift in other platforms but there isn't much you can do with it.

few schools will make their students buy macs or provide macs. apple doesn't seem to understand their own price point very well when it comes to grade school
There is a pretty active Swift community on the server. Look up Vapor. An excellent web framework I've used and written some neat stuff with. Once you get how it's designed, it's amazingly easy to use and powerful.
 
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So Apple invented a new language on par with C++ and want people to learn to code on that language just to make MacOS and iPad apps? Isn't this a little bit too much to ask out of people?

I had an idea that making a programming language is a difficult task, I think there are like only 7-10 main ones and even those are specialized like just for websites or just for AI.
 
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alien3dx

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So Apple invented a new language on par with C++ and want people to learn to code on that language just to make MacOS and iPad apps? Isn't this a little bit too much to ask out of people?

I had an idea that making a programming language is a difficult task, I think there are like only 7-10 main ones and even those are specialized like just for websites or just for AI.
the problem was are they will approved the apps? Even google now become stricter this day.
 
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msp3

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Will any of these be targeted towards people with worthless careers (I.e. journalism, hacks, and shills) since journalists love to report on unemployed blue-collar workers and tell them to learn to code?
 
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mi7chy

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Better to focus on a platform agnostic language that's more aligned with industry demand and trend such as Python, Go, Rust, etc.
 
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alien3dx

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Better to focus on a platform agnostic language that's more aligned with industry demand and trend such as Python, Go, Rust, etc.
allready rip mode when they declare war arm processor. Who know stability all those now
 
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the problem was are they will approved the apps? Even google now become stricter this day.

I don't know much but I thought you can use Swift to make MacOS apps that does not have to go through App Store rules like VLC and FireFox.
 
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alien3dx

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I don't know much but I thought you can use Swift to make MacOS apps that does not have to go through App Store rules like VLC and FireFox.
not sure for normal application but i think if not from playstore mean you will get notice xxx are you still want to install.I only make ios apps so i paid the 99 dollar per annum to apple and 25 dollar forever to gooogle.
 
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