What are the best languages and tools a beginner iOS developer should know?

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    Swift is a programming language for MacOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS, well known for being a good language to start with when embracing iOS development. 


    Crystal Shi
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "If you ever wanted to try to write code and programming language Swift is for you! It is a really good program to get started with and offers new features with their latest verson, Swift 4. You can even learn on your tablet. Simple programs, and they make it fun. "
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    Smalltalk is a programming language born during the 70s for educational use and purposes. It's an object-oriented and dynamically typed development language.


    Olivia Santos
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I recently decided that I wanted to be an iOS developer. After that decision, was a fumbling mess of I don't know what I should know's. Thankfully a friend pointed me toward Smalltalk. I feel like I have my foot in the door and I'm really getting started now."
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    Useful and high-performing iOS programming language. Objective-C (also known as ObjC or Obj-C) is one of the most common development languages helping developers match the look and feel of the iOS environment.



    Donna Hayes
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "This tool looks pretty complicated for a beginner. There's quite the learning curve. I need something geared more towards absolute beginners who have no programming knowledge to start with."
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    Xcode is a tool by Apple for developping apps for Apple platforms, desktop and mobile.



    Annie Xu
    Written on July 8, 2017
    "I was looking for the best languages and tools for a beginner iOS developer, and what they should know. Xcode was something I found, but it wasn't good. It was hard to use and confusing, I was not a fan."
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    Parse is a BaaS (Backend as a service) letting you store data and access it through your app. It lets you also send push notifications and it's integrated with Facebook login.

    Free- Open source

    Christopher Young
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "I think Parse is an awesome solution, as this open source hub offers a vast amount of information that is detailed and most valuable. I love this hub, as it very user friendly and easy to navigate. I like the libraries the most, as a wealth of resources and tools are available to learn from. "


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