Get recognized by your coding knowledge at Cambridge Technical College
Swift. The language for first-time coders and full-time developers.
Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple that’s easy to learn, simple to use, and super powerful. Which makes it incredible for getting started with code. On the other hand, It’s also one of the fastest-growing, most popular open-source programming languages used by professional developers. In fact, some of the world’s most popular apps are built in Swift. Swift includes modern features developers love. Swift code is safe by design, yet also produces software that runs lightning-fast.
Prepare students for the future
Learning to write code is fundamental to students’ ability to flourish in a future driven by technology. It teaches them how to solve problems and work together in creative ways as well. Moreover, coding enables learners to build apps that bring their ideas to life. If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: teach yourself new techniques, and make this learning process fun and exciting as coding can get.
Swift is the result of the latest research on programming languages, combined with decades of experience building Apple platforms. Named parameters are expressed in a clean syntax that makes APIs in Swift even easier to read and maintain. Even better, you don’t even need to type semi-colons. Inferred types make code cleaner and less prone to mistakes, while modules eliminate headers and provide namespaces. To best support international languages and emoji, Strings are Unicode-correct and use a UTF-8 based encoding to optimize performance for a wide variety of use cases. Memory is managed automatically using tight, deterministic reference counting, keeping memory usage to a minimum without the overhead of garbage collection.
Swift has many other features to make your code more expressive:
- Generics that are powerful and simple to use
- Protocol extensions that make writing generic code even easier
- First-class functions and a lightweight closure syntax
- Fast and concise iteration over a range or collection
- Tuples and multiple return values
- Structs that support methods, extensions, and protocols
- Enums can have payloads and support pattern matching
- Functional programming patterns, e.g., map and filter
- Native error handling using
Help students graduate to making real apps with Swift at Cambridge Technical College
Certification is based on the App Development with Swift course created for high school and college students with little or no programming experience. The curriculum follows a practical, step-by-step approach to learning iOS development tools and basic programming concepts using Swift as the language. By the end of the course, students are able to build a fully functioning app of their own design.