Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Initiative Adopted in 70 Education Institutions Around Europe

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    Apple today announced that 70 colleges and universities across Europe have adopted its "Everyone Can Code" initiative, which aims to help people learn to create mobile apps for the App Store.

    Education institutions in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal are now offering Apple's App Development with Swift curriculum, which is a full-year coding course designed by Apple educators and engineers.

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    Institutions highlighted in Apple's press release include: the Technical University of Munich in Germany, which uses Swift and ARKit to teach business skills that are relevant to the local workplace; the publicly funded Mercantec Vocational College in Denmark, which will offer the course to its 3,000 students; and the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands, where 34,000 students will be offered the chance to learn to code. The U.K.'s Harlow College will also offer the course to its 3,000 students, some of which are adults seeking to regain employment.
    Apple introduced its App Development with Swift curriculum in early 2017, with the materials available as a free download from the iBooks Store. At the time the initiative was introduced, six community college systems serving 500,000 students across the United States agreed to offer the Apple-designed course. Later in the year, the course expanded to 30 more community college systems in the U.S. before becoming available internationally.

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  2. Cosmosent macrumors 6502a

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    Knowing how to Product Market an app is WAY MORE important than knowing how to code an app !

    Especially when Apple has a complete Stranglehold on App Discovery !
     
  3. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    With fresh ideas from young people, this should eventually result in an even more diverse range of quality Apps.
     
  4. racerhomie macrumors regular

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    I am loving the new Apple News channel ,which is named Apple Newsroom.
     
  5. ksec macrumors 6502a

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    Are they going to assume anyone who could afford going to Universities, can afford a Mac, even with Educational Discount.

    The iMac still comes with an HDD, the Macbook Air is quite out of date.
     
  6. g75d3 macrumors newbie

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    Taking into account recent flood of bugs not everyone can code at Apple.
     
  7. Piggie macrumors G3

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    The flaw is in the name:

    Everyone can code.

    Nope.

    Reminds me of some people I've known, their only computing skills is being able to use some aspects of Microsoft Office, and they think they know all about computers.

    This is like the modern day thinking of "everyone is a winner" in schools. No one loses you're all the same and just as good.
    Sounds great, but sorry, not the real world.

    I've always maintained REAL programmers, have this deep in their blood, it's their thing, their interest, their life.
    They'd be messing with computers and code, even if they had a job polishing shoes during the day.

    Using some high level commands to do some simple things isn't really coding.
     
  8. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    I had to take two coding (java) classes at my university. Worst years of my life
     
  9. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I've tried, but I definitely cannot code.
     
  10. djcerla macrumors 68000

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    Clearly, the subtext here is that everyone who's interested in coding and feel like it's their thing and it may be their life, can give a shot to coding with Apple's classes.
     
  11. Philz203 macrumors newbie

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    University usually costs very little to no tuition in Europe.
     
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    I am very pleased about Apple's initiative. Good programmers should be supported and focussed at an early stage, the universities are certainly the right address.
     
  13. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    In Europe the government pays YOU for studying ;)
     
  14. ChrisCW11 macrumors 65816

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    Lol, "Everyone can code", except the people implementing security login boxes at Apple. Apple needs this program more than ever.
     
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    Maybe Apple's software engineers can take up these courses too? Seeing how consistently screwed iOS and macOS has been in the past couple of years (reaching a fever pitch of mediocrity with iOS 11 and the macOS security blunders).

    It's not that clear from the context.
     
  16. urtules macrumors regular

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    It's a hard work. But didn't you get satisfaction in the end when solving a problem or getting something fixed?
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    I think it's a common misconception that Macs cost more. Whoever can afford PC can afford Mac as well. There's refurbished options and there's option to get used Mac. All better than PC. Even MacBook Air or iMac with HDD is better than PC with Windows. It will serve longer, it will actually work better and faster with OS updates.
     
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    The three kids in the picture look exactly like 60% of my high school....
     
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    I strongly disagree with you here.
    If you can type on a computer, you should be able code.

    Typing out, print 'Hello, world!', in the right context, is coding, and I would guess it's where a lot of todays passionate programmers started.

    Personally, I think schools should seriously start thinking about having programming as a mandatory subject, like math and language are (maybe they are already. It's been so long since I was at school). It doesn't mean that everyone will be able to get there head around all concepts in programming (I know I can't), but it will be beneficial for society, just as it is to teach everyone maths.

    It feels like you have changed the meaning of the word coding, just to make this bizarre argument against a perceived PC culture.
     
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    The people who impress me the most are the "Assembly" demo makers.

    3D world, rendered, generated 3D shapes moving in the world, music playing, all stuff going on, in a few K only

    Here's what I call a coder.

    64K file size.

    (this is a video of the 64k demo/program running)

     
  21. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    Very good. I had a laugh out loud moment.
     
  22. Piggie macrumors G3

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    What's the point?

    Everyone can do surgery if you give them a knife. Yes, everyone can, but really badly.

    My X girlfriend had a boy who wanted to learn to code.
    He said to me, he understood there was much to learn and did not expect to produce something amazing at 1st.

    He said to me, well, Like Grand Theft Auto, if he could make something like that, but perhaps with just one car.

    That was his expectations! I got him one of those coding/beginner tools, you know, where you pick what game you want, what background to use, what sprites to use, what direction things should move it.

    Nope, not interested, way too much work, and he was bored in moments.
    It was him in general, wanted great results almost instantly, zero patience.

    At his age, I was spending hours gluing together and painting plastic model kits.
    I've never been much good at programming in my opinion.

    But I did have a few "Listings" printed out in an Atari 800 magazine.
    I had a breakout program I wrote in GFA Basic on the Amiga as shareware
    And a Lottery program I wrote for the PC also as shareware and sold about 100 copies.

    Ok, not much, but made me a little proud of myself at the time :)
     
  23. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    Really only 64K. I remember reading an editorial in a computer mag in the 80´s when me and my peers were buying 1K, 8K and 16K computers, that cheaper bigger memory was on the way and what this would mean. The subtext was that programmers who had struggled to get programs (not called apps then) to run in the current tiny memories would get lazy and whilst the software function and graphics would improve, the program would be bloated.
     
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    That featured photo doesn't look very inclusive, if we're to believe that "everyone can code". /s
     
  25. tech3475 macrumors 6502

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    Reminds me of uni a few years back.

    We were taught Java and when I talked to someone about optimising my code a little they said it doesn't matter resource wise, still felt a bit dirty though.
     

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