I’ve read your comment a few times now, and it certainly feels like you missed the main message of my piece: love often drives our professional choices, and that’s OK! What I did read loud and clear is that you really disliked the title of the piece. I’d apologize, but I really like it. :)
Onto some specifics:
“What has Swift in common with “the web” at all?”
“As a web developer but even as an App developer why would I use Swift?”
Refer to my response to Bernhard.
“Swift feels a bit like Flash which already was very limited in “support” of platforms (e.g. mobile) and Swift is even much more limited.”
That’s an incorrect comparison (Swift:ActionScript::iOS::Flash), but I’m assuming you simply wanted to stress that Swift-based apps are not as ubiquitous as web-based apps. Sure. It’s not something I argued at all, so I’m not entirely sure what point you’re making.
“Guess if the article headline was something like “For the Love of the Apple, Learn Swift” (because Objective-C sucks, sorry, could not resist) it would be a much more logical article. Swift is not about web programming at all, it is (at least currently) a language to build apps for a single mobile OS only which is not even the biggest one.”
“And BTW, BS does not mean “before Steve” but BullShit ;)”
Exactly. It was bullshit that we used to think that designing things well didn’t matter. I thought it was a clever turn of the acronym, no?
“TBH, I feel a bit violated by comparing something as universal as “the web” to something as limited as Swift.”
As you should. Because I didn’t. You did. Honestly. Read the piece again. I didn’t.
“Sorry, but to me this article should not be on “a list apart.”
Obviously, I strongly disagree here because, well, I wrote it (and it passed editorial review). But, I will respond to your assertion by quoting something I wrote in my article back to you: “This must seem like a bizarre recommendation to make to a group of “people who make websites.” But I’ve never quite taken that tagline literally, and I know far too many of you feel the same (whether you’ll admit it in public or not). We are people who make the web, and as luck would have it we are people who particularly understand designing for mobile.”
“Sorry for being so harsh, guess the author intended better but at least how I read it, it feels very wrong.”
No offense taken. I did and do mean well, and a lot of people did and do get it.