Objective-C: The Exit Interview

Last updated: 3 months ago

Swift is going to be 6 years old this year and it’s finally ready to fully replace Objective-C. Nowadays, some senior iOS programmers have never written a single line of Objective-C! In this talk, xxxx will tell you more about ObjC’s strengths and weaknesses and explain why it really had to go.

Structure of the talk:

  • Objective-C and its way to Apple: How Objective-C didn’t die when it was supposed to and became a language of millions instead.
  • Why was Objective-C great: flexible type-system, extremely powerful runtime, etc.
  • Why was Objective-C terrible: unrecognized selectors, nil, syntax, C baggage, etc.
  • Strategies for dealing with existing Objective-C codebases with real-world examples: when trying to find an alternative, when to refactor to Swift, when to keep it as is.
  • Q&A


UIKonf Friendly Commenter
4 months

Oh yes please, that sounds like a super funny and informative talk!

UIKonf Friendly Commenter
3 months

"Strategies for dealing with existing Objective-C codebases" would be especially useful in the context of the talk as it represents the problem everyone faces in the mixed codebases.

3 months

Thanks for the comments. Noted 👍

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