For those who came in late, Apple has been having huge problems with its own code of late with even its fanboys admitting that its last two incarnations of IOS have been buggier than a zombie’s sandwich.
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 UK, 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.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that coding is an essential skill for today's workforce, and through everyone can code, “we're giving people around the world the power to learn, write and teach coding”.
Well you know what they say, those who can do, do and those who can’t teach.
Named in Apple's press release are: 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 UK's Harlow College will also offer the course to its 3,000 students, some of whom are adults seeking to regain employment. Harlow College Principal Karen Spencer said that her school recognised that learning to code will help students prepare for a technological future. It develops their approach to problem solving, logic and reasoning, as well as reinforcing key mathematical skills.
"Everyone can code demonstrates how any student can code by providing a unique and innovative environment for learning."