Call me crazy, or a fanboy if you want, but watching the Apple WWDC keynote made me think that the company finally turned a corner after the death of Steve Jobs. At the end it just felt different and the feeling has been reinforced since then after reading many articles, tweets, etc. Public beta this summer of OS X? New Apple. No NDA on the iOS developer newsgroup for iOS 8? New Apple. App extensibility and all the new App Store features and Test Flight? By now you’re getting the picture.
Apple was firing on all cylinders yesterday, knocking down complaint after complaint common among developers. Showing they’re not against the idea of being more open. This is great news for everyone.
I was really excited by all of the possibilities and most excited by the new language, Swift, developed by Apple to develop applications for iOS and the Mac. As a new iOS developer, and a developer long away from C and more used to languages like Java and Python, Swift is a breath of fresh air. Gone is the baggage of C and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so excited that the app I’m currently working on I’m going to start over again using Swift.
So yeah, maybe I’m gushing but there is a lot to be excited about. It’s going to be a great time to be an iOS customer. It’s going to be even better being an iOS developer.