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  • Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Pro in the Classroom

    26 June 2012

    Improvements in the video production market mean significant software is now at the finger-tips of the budding and professional video maker.

    Industry experts believe products like Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Premier Pro from Adobe (both available from Total Training Solutions) have been created in such a way that professional content is now instantly possible. Anthony Corcoran, Broadcast Consultant at Jigsaw 24 Education claims, “The beauty of their design means that you don't need to spend months learning the ins and outs before you can start creating amazing video content. Teach your class a few basic rules and they can be up and running almost immediately.”

    The basic rules he refers to almost certainly include tips on manipulating time and motion. Changing the speed of a clip without a staggered look is made easy with Final Cut Pro and Premier Pro. A few short steps and you can alter the speed of your video by duration or percentage. A good tip to achieve a smooth finish is to adjust by percentage in multiples of 25 in accordance with the 25 frames per second UK colour coding system.

    Once only available in apps like Adobe After Effects, more than one speed adjustment is now possible with Time Remapping, a feature available on pro-apps like Final Cut and Premier Pro. Allowing for total control over the tempo, Remapping speeds up and slows down a piece of video to any pace and at any point.

    Frame blending will help iron out the jagged look that can result from speed adjustments. Motion Blur, the industry standard technique, will help make movement look natural and clean. There are a few tricks to implementing this correctly but will give anyone dedicated enough to learn it properly a real head start if they want to get into the creative industry.

    To give your video production career a boost, why not enrol on a certified Adobe or Apple course from Total Training Solutions? Both offer streamlined technology to guarantee the user a professional quality image and video editing service. Take a look through our extensive directory and when you find the one for you call 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com to book.

  • Your iPhone 5 and OS 6 training starts here...

    12 October 2012

    With the release of the Apple iPhone 5 and its new operating system, OS 6, there is a whole list of new features for businesses to come to terms with.

    OS 6 comes with a new maps feature, an update to the voice-activated Siri, Passbook (e-tickets), updates to Facetime, better email, better web browsing, a 240 degree panoramic camera and more.  This will all be supported by a better, faster and stronger iPhone. This is quite a lot to take in for those who are looking to upgrade their Apple products. But it is even more difficult to those who are not familiar with the way Apple products work in the first place.

    Apple have now made it incredibly easy for people to synchronise all the files on their laptop (Macbook), iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and, because of this, many companies have decided to use an Apple-based IT infrastructure. This makes it more important than ever for employees to be capable of operating OS 6 and other Apple products. Being able to navigate your way around Windows 7 may not be enough any more.

    At the other end of the OS 6 spectrum we have companies who wish to develop and sell apps. With the advances in chip speed brought about by iPhone 5, along with the stunning new 4-inch retina display, learning how to develop and distribute apps for use in OS 6 will be crucial for making the most of the new iPhone’s hardware.

    If you’re looking to get to grips with operating Apple products, take a look at our Apple training courses. These range from the basics of Mac to the process of providing products and services to mobile devices like iPads and iPhones. Call today on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com.

  • What’s new with iOS 6?

    18 October 2012

    Apple has suggested that their new operating system makes ‘the things you do every day even better.’ But how? Here we’ll look at all of the new features that iOS 6 brings to the table and how you can make the most of them.


    Apple are priding their new maps system on the incredible new level of detail. However, the most striking new feature is probably the Flyover aspect whereby you can view cities from the air in 3D. Maps also have updated traffic reports which can be essential when planning your journey to an important meeting. The new turn by turn function also allows you to use your iPhone or iPad as a Sat Nav.


    The new voice command system now operates in more languages and is generally more effective than before, enabling people to Google things using their voice. This can affect the job of search engine optimisers as they look to optimise towards things people say rather than what they type.


    Facebook is now fully integrated into iOS 6. Events, pictures, contacts and game high-scores are now fully connected to Facebook. So, people are now more up-to-date with events than ever before; making it more important to understand how you can keep your business present on Facebook along with users of Apple products.


    iOS 6 holds all e-tickets in one place for easy access along with gift cards, vouchers and more. This new feature will encourage people to make greater use of e-tickets and this opens up a better way for businesses to target consumers through this new mobile channel.


    This now works over mobile networks as well as WiFi, making it easier for colleagues to stay in touch face-to-face while on the move. Facetime can also now be used on iPads with your phone number.

    Apple’s aim with this new operating system is to make your life easier, but if you’re still struggling maybe you’d like to try our OS X security and mobility course to learn how to make the most of iOS 6 for personal use and from the perspective of maximising your company’s potential. Call Total Training Solutions on: 0800 612 1299 or e-mail: info@tts-uk.com.

  • How the experts rate the new iPhone 5

    25 October 2012

    There has been a lot of hype surrounding the release of the iPhone 5, but now it’s out and people have got their hands on it, is it really worth upgrading? What is the general opinions of iPhone 5 users and does it makes sense for you or your company to switch to the new model?

    The Good Points

    Cosmetically, the new iPhone looks great. While being thinner and lighter, the device is also longer, meaning that widescreen videos can now be viewed with the full screen and the resolution is larger, meaning that you can now fit a whole extra row of icons on the home screen. The new 8 megapixel camera is also a great improvement on the iPhone 4S and photos look fantastic on the new screen.

    The a6 chip does make the iPhone 5 slightly faster at opening and running apps. But when it comes to internet browsing, the extra speed is mostly because of the 4G built into the phone which makes a noticeable difference to browsing when you’re not in a WiFi zone.

    The Bad Points

    The iPhone has been king of the smartphone market for years, but Apple still haven’t built the perfect mobile phone. They advertised the new Maps app as a revolutionary new way to plan your route with the 3D flyover. However, not only is this temperamental, but if you reside in the UK and you live anywhere outside of central London, you won’t be able to make use of this feature as Apple have not provided the content yet.

    The new dock connector slot is much smaller and will be great in the future, but for now there are no docking stations that use the new connection and the only way to connect your new iPhone to a docking station is to buy an adapter, for £25. In addition to this, the iPod’s competition is catching up in all areas and Apple are only just ahead of the game.


    The iPhone 5 is still probably the best phone out there at the moment but for the added expense of upgrading from a 4S, all you are really getting is cosmetic changes and slight improvements in other areas.

    If you’re looking to get to grips with operating Apple products, take a look at our Apple training courses. These range from the basics of Mac to the process of providing products and services to mobile devices like iPads and iPhones. Call today on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com.

  • iOS 6 SDK - Development training at your fingertips...

    31 October 2012

    With Apple’s new operating system, comes new challenges and opportunities for those who are looking to deliver content to iPhone and iPad users. From hardware advances brought about by the iPhone 5 (4 inch retina display and the superfast A6 chip) to new software features like Passbook, it is important for developers to make sure their content works with iOS 6, firstly. And, secondly, to ensure that the content makes the most of the new operating system.

    With the addition of many new features to iOS 6, there are more ways for businesses to distribute apps to customers. The new Map SDK allows people to create apps that can make use of the new and improved Maps function on iOS 6. For example, an app that informs people of bus or walking routes will do so through iOS 6 Maps.

    With Facebook now being completely integrated into the iPhone 5, it is now easier to create apps that can link back to Facebook and Pass Kit allows companies that sell tickets etc. to build e-tickets for use in Passbook. With the Game Kit it is now easier to make all of your games multiplayer by incorporating a high-score system through Facebook, and on the iPhone 5, the high speeds provided by 4G will allow better support for peer-to-peer gaming.

    With in-App purchase, Apple now support the ability for users to purchase items from within apps that they are using. This provides a great way for app developers to bring in more revenue by enabling people to purchase other apps by the same company more easily.

    If you’re looking to train in developing apps for iOS 6, take a look at our Apple OS X training courses and give us a call on: 0800 612 1299 or email: info@tts-uk.com.

  • Become fully trained in Apple technology

    10 May 2013

    PC had been the dominant format for a very long time for IT professionals, but with the meteoric rise of Apple in the last decade or so, it has become more important than ever for the IT professional to be capable of hardware and app development on the Mac platform. So this week we are looking at how you can develop these skills.

    Apple’s mantra behind their IT training is, ‘master the technology. Explore the possibilities.’ Stating in a very simple way that if you can become an expert in Apple technology, you can maximise your own potential and the potential of the technology itself. Training in Apple technology would include developing expertise in Mac OS X, Mountain Lion and Lion software, as well as working with Mac OS X servers and Apple security and support.

    Courses can often be completed in just a few days and most of them involve an examination at the end. So in exchange for 1 to 3 days of your time, you can develop all the skills you need to become a fully-fledged, certified professional in Apple technology. Many of the courses that Apple offer will require prior training in information technology and most are aimed towards those who are already IT professionals.

    Total Training Solutions have partnered with Amsys, the number one Apple authorised training company in the UK, to offer Apple training courses in Manchester and London. This means that Total Training Solutions is able to provide the widest possible range of Apple courses on both the desktop and mobile platforms.

    if you are looking to train in Apple’s hardware or software technology, take a look at our Apple training courses for IT Professionals and our Apple Hardware courses and call today on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Become an Apple certified Macintosh technician

    20 May 2013

    By becoming an Apple certified Macintosh technician (ACMT), you gain the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and repair tasks on both desktop Macs and portable Macbooks and iMacs. As talked about in last week’s blog, skills with Apple technology are becoming increasingly important for IT technicians and this is not limited to software. Hardware skills are of equal importance and becoming an ACMT will help you to solve basic problems with Mac OS X and repair hardware.

    While the ACMT is intended for employees of Apple, it can be useful for many who are not employed by Apple. The skills are important for somebody who is perhaps, employed by an Apple reseller. If that company offers their own troubleshooting service, then being trained in how to use Apple hardware is a very useful skill. Furthermore, the qualification is useful for somebody who maintains an in-house Apple IT system. For example, a school or university IT technician. However, it must be noted that this qualification alone does not allow you to perform repairs on Apple products without voiding the warranty.

    In order to pass this certification, you must take two exams. One of the exams will be based on Apple software, the other will be hardware-based. The ACMT certification is valid for one year only. So if you are to keep up-to-date with this qualification and all the updates that Apple add to it, you must take an exam once a year. However if you are simply looking to develop the skills involved, there is no obligation to re-sit the exam every year.

    If you are looking to become trained in Apple hardware, Total Training Solutions offer several courses including the ACMT certification and the ACMT fast track. Take a look at our course list and call today on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Become an Apple software developer

    24 May 2013

    In the last blog we talked about Apple hardware and how you can become an Apple certified Macintosh Technician. This week we will focus on the other side of the coin, Apple software and app development. Whether you’re looking to develop mobile apps or full-blown Mac applications, the average IT professional will need to be trained in the right skills.

    There are many courses available for those who want to train in Apple software, ranging from getting to grips with the very basics, to advanced Apple security training. The basic courses will cover, as you would expect, the basics you need to know about Apple software before getting started. Their aim is to cover every area briefly, so that when you want to develop your Apple knowledge, you will know which area you wish to specialise in.

    Other courses will be more specialised and will appeal to those who already have a level of expertise in Apple software. Just as with the hardware courses, you can become certified in Apple software in the Lion and Mountain Lion operating systems, along with creative certifications in the world of app development. While it is true that you don’t necessarily need any training whatsoever in app development, all you need is a Mac and the Software Development Kit (SDK), having a certification will seriously boost your CV and help you to compete in a tough job market. Furthermore, training courses will help you to build better optimised, more efficient apps .

    So, if you’re looking to get started as an Apple software developer, or even if you’re looking for a certification to prove that you already have those skills, Total Training Solutions has a vast range of Apple software courses and App Development courses and has partnered up with Europe’s number one Apple authorised training company, Amsys, to bring those courses to you. So, take a look at our course list and call on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • The benefits of being trained in Apple technology

    31 May 2013

    In the past month we have talked about the kind of training that is out there for those who wish to become fluent in the use of both Apple hardware and software. But in a world where Apple is not the only hardware and software on the market, what are the main benefits of committing your time to training in Apple tech?

    Despite Microsoft still taking a huge chunk of the computer market, Apple offers many of the world’s number one mobile technology devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod and with the world famous App Store, Apple allows developers to have access to a very large number of people on the mobile platform. So, by receiving training in Apple software you can open up a market for you or your firm to over 125 million people who have collected over 50 billion app downloads since the App Store first opened.

    With iCloud being one of the most used cloud services in the world, having know-how in Apple hardware could be an excellent set of skills for the future as the cloud becomes more prominent in the way that businesses and consumers go about their daily actions. Knowing how to operate, manage and maintain Apple servers could open up many job prospects for the future.

    Even if the technical implications of becoming trained in Apple technology don’t grab your attention, it can’t hurt to know how to operate technology created by the world’s number one brand, valued at $185 billion.

    So, if this is something that you would like to add to your IT CV, Total Training Solutions has a wide range of Apple hardware and Apple software technology courses available, via Amsys; Europe's number one Apple authorised training company. Look at our course list and call 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • What is Objective-C?

    20 June 2013

    We have been talking a lot about app development, particularly for Apple devices. But so far we have missed out one of the most fundamental aspects of Apple software development. While many of us may be familiar with HTML and CSS programming language, Objective-C is what you will need for Apple software and works with both OS X and iOS.

    At its most basic level, Objective-C deals with ‘objects’ and ‘classes’. Apps are built from a network of these ‘objects’ and Objective-C allows you to programme how they will interact with one another. So, while you can develop basic apps with very little knowledge of Objective-C, eventually you will have to learn to use the code. Particularly, if you are looking to differentiate your app from the standard templates.

    As the code works with both the standard and the mobile operating systems, there is no need to learn two different sets of programming language, though there are differences in the way that the two platforms are programmed. The basics of Objective-C can be very useful to an inexperienced developer, but becoming more advanced in your Objective-C fluency can really help to develop top quality apps.

    Having teamed up with Amsys, the app development training specialists, we are now able to bring you two Objective-C courses. One for beginner developers and one for those who are already experienced with the language who are looking to become more advanced developers.

    So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, if you’re looking to advance your Objective-C capabilities, take a look at our app development course list and call Total Training Solutions today on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Who is Amsys?

    28 June 2013

    In this month’s blogs we have been talking about Amsys and the services they offer to those who wish to improve their skills in Apple technology. We have looked at app development, the emergence of the mobile platform and how Objective-C is the key to your app development success. But as we have teamed up with Amsys, we thought we’d look at who the company is and why they are so good at providing expert training in Apple technology.

    As an expert in Apple training, Amsys has trained over 11,000 people in just over ten years in their London and Manchester training centres. As well as training people, Amsys provides Mac repairs, Mac support, consultancy and recruitment, so, short of being part of Apple itself, Amsys are all round Apple and Mac experts. They have also released their own mobile apps to help with revision for the exams that you take to receive certain qualifications, so when it comes to training and certifications for the mobile platform, you know that you are in the hands of a firm that has first hand experience of app development.

    Recently, Amsys have opted to increase their investment in the Manchester area to target the digital marketing and media sector which is rife in the region. So, their benefits now extend to professionals in the marketing industry as well as those who are more involved in the high-tech end of the spectrum.

    Their relentless focus on Apple technologies has allowed them to build up their reputation as Europe’s number one provider of Apple training courses and many internationals make the trip to England to take their Apple training. As proud partners of this firm, at Total Training Solutions we cannot recommend Amsys highly enough. Their extensive knowledge of Apple technology and vast experience in training in this area would be beneficial to any newcomer or expert.

    So, if you would like to make the most of what Amsys have to offer, browse our range of Apple OS X and Apple Hardware courses. To book your chosen course call Total Training Solutions on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Developing iOS apps and learning through doing

    04 July 2013

    Throughout the world of training courses and, indeed, any field of education, there is often call for courses that teach things in a way that is directly applicable to real life. While it is possible to ‘learn by the book’ so to speak and then learn how to apply the textbook methods to real life situations, it is becoming easier to cut out the middleman and learn on the job.

    Since partnering with Amsys, we are now able to bring you more courses that allow for practical training, as we (and Amsys) believe that teaching you the skills that will enable you to actually do the job, rather than just learning the theory, will leave you better equipped for success. One of these courses is entitled, ‘Developing iOS apps for business.’

    As a firm which has a mobile app development department of its own, Amsys has first rate expertise in providing real world experience to trainees. Throughout the years, their mobile team has come up with five of the most common things you will find in a business app. These are:

    Forms - The shift from paper towards iPads - companies often require apps to deal with their HR paperwork.

    Databases - Making company databases accessible through mobile apps.

    Social Media - The ability to integrate a company with Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

    Security - Especially for apps with access to databases.

    Document handling - and potentially the ability to print them as well.

    Along with these common things which will be important in your learning of iOS app development, Amsys have come up with some best practices that have proved successful for them and incorporated them into the course.

    So, if you’re looking for an app development course that can teach you the ropes using practical means, take a look at our course list and give Total Training Solutions a call today on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Uninstalling and deleting apps on a Mac - a how-to guide....

    15 July 2013

    Having spoken a lot about mobile apps recently, we have perhaps neglected computers and Macs. But in a world where many people are shifting away from Windows towards Apple technology, we thought that, this week, we’d take a look at how you would operate a Mac computer. Many of us know how to uninstall programs on Windows, but uninstalling Apple apps is not as well-known a process. So, here’s our guide to uninstalling Mac apps:

    There are three main ways to remove applications from Apple Macs:
    1. To uninstall apps that you have purchased from the Mac App Store - hold the option key, while in Launchpad, and the icons will begin to wiggle. Click the delete button (x) to uninstall the app. If an icon doesn’t have a delete button, then it cannot be uninstalled.

    2. To uninstall apps that have not been purchased from the Mac App Store - drag the app to the Trash, and then choose Finder > Empty Trash. If you change your mind, before emptying the Trash, select the app in the Trash and then choose File > Put Back.

    3. Sometimes, you may also find your apps come with their own uninstaller - this is only when an app developer deems it necessary to remove files stored outside the app that could be relatively large.

    While this process is not too complicated, we hope that it’s an eye-opener for people who are inexperienced with Apple Macs or those who have used Windows laptops for the majority of their lives. If you are one of these and would like to further your skills with Apple computers, then there are steps you can take. We have recently partnered with Amsys, who are Europe’s leading provider of Apple training courses, so we are now able to bring you the best level of training in things such as mobile app development and Apple hardware.

    If you would like to make the most of such courses, take a look at our course list and call Total Training Solutions on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Mac Management Basics 10.8

    22 July 2013

    A couple of months ago, Apple announced a new qualification for IT technicians. The Mac Management Basics 10.8 course gives technicians the skills to deploy and manage multiple Mac computers. Our partners, Amsys, have recently developed a course geared towards training for this qualification and, as a result, we are able to offer this course.

    The course includes methods for deploying software including creating installer packages and using network disk images for system software deployment. It also involves learning solutions for managing OS X computers, including using Apple Remote Desktop and Profile Manager. The use of Software Update and Caching services in OS X Server to assist with management and deployment of updates and apps are also discussed on this course.

    Amsys are able to bring this course to students in a very hands-on and practical way. Students will be using tools such as the NetBoot & NetInstall Service, Software Update Server, Caching Service, Remote Desktop, System Image Utility, Package Maker and the command line. With these tools students will cover the following topics: Creating Installer Packages, Creating System Images, Deploying System Images, Managing Computers with Apple Remote Desktop, Policy Management, Managing Software Updates and Caching Software Downloads.

    All of this material is packed into a two-day course and serves as a great knowledge and skill boost for Apple IT technicians. The course is recommended for professionals such as help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians or IT professionals who need to distribute and manage multiple Macs in any corporate or medium business environment.

    If you are interested in the course and would like to register yourself, call Total Training Solutions today on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website. If you would like to see what other courses we have to offer, take a look at our course directory.

  • The Amsys Revise IT app

    25 July 2013

    As we have been talking about these past few weeks, our partners Amsys are able to offer a wide range of Apple training courses, from app development to hardware maintenance. However, Amsys offer a unique service to accompany their training courses, which not only showcases their own skills as app developers, but also helps you to prepare for your qualification examinations.

    The Amsys Revise IT app is free to download and contains multiple choice revision questions for each of the Amsys Apple hardware and software courses. Each course is divided into chapters, and questions are assigned to each of these chapters so that if you want to focus on key areas or topics you are struggling with, you can do so. You can also randomise the order of the questions so that you actually learn the answers to them rather than just memorising the order.

    Some questions on the app contain pictures that you can slide up and look at before answering the question and your results can be viewed as you go through the questions or at the end of each chapter. So, the functionality of the app really is up there with the very best on the market. 13 out of 14 reviewers on the app store have given it a five-star rating.

    Amsys stress the importance of using other methods for revision for their training courses. Although the app is very useful, Amsys encourage users to use the app only as a supplement to the core revision and main bulk of the work. Relying solely on the app will not give you guaranteed success!

    If you’re looking to train in Apple technology, we are able to bring you the latest courses through our partner, Amsys. So, to see what is on offer, take a look at our course directory and give Total Training Solutions a call on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

  • Getting a head start in the creative sector

    26 September 2013

    In today’s economic climate, many young people with more creative skills are choosing to bypass a formal education, and start utilising their pre-existing skills to build a career, all the while honing their talents through practice and experience. However, whether you’re a photographer, designer, or videographer, it always helps to have a certain something to prove to potential clients that you’re a reliable professional in your field.

    A quick and affordable qualification can often be a useful tool to make your services stand out from the crowd. Total Training Solutions offer a range of courses to demonstrate your technical skill without a three year degree and the expense which comes with it. For photographers, courses such as Digital Photography allow you to specialise in your favoured field, be it street photography or portrait photography. Additionally, we offer more technical qualifications in software such as Photoshop, which can guarantee beautifully retouched images and a professional knowledge of the programme.

    For designers, we have a range of courses to suit your needs - whether it’s to improve on your current skills or demonstrate what you can do to potential clients. Courses in software such as Illustrator and InDesign can be valuable assets to your CV, and courses in the use of new technology such as graphics tablets can help you develop your own style and allow you to become more flexible as a designer.

    Over the last decade, videography has become a far more accessible skill. Most people have a video camera in their pocket at all times, even if it’s just on their phone. With video editing software often already installed on new PCs, a knowledge of professional video editing software is now more valuable than ever. A qualification in a programme such as After Effects, Final Cut Pro or Premiere ensures a professional touch and gives you an edge as a freelance creative.

    Take a look at our full range of courses in our course directory, or give us a call on 0800 612 1299 to have a chat about which qualification is right for you. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website.

  • How an App can benefit your business?

    12 October 2014

    Customer behaviours and demands have changed in recent years. With the increasing use of Smart Phones and Tablet devices the age of the Business App has arrived. Modern Customer mobility trends require an access anytime anywhere ethos from companies they deal with.
    Over 81% of businesses today have created their own Apps for customers. This isn’t just to create a zillion downloads but to empower your customers improving attraction and retainment rates, increase your brand awareness and make the customer experience a more efficient process. All these factures combined together should have an ultimate positive impact on your balance sheet as well.

    One of the ways you can build the perfect App for your organisation is by upskilling your existing work force on an iOS App Development Course. That way as well as creating an App that is solely designed, created & administered in-house it also offers up skilling to colleagues which can have a positive effect on staff morale.

    Starting the process of learning to be a developer can be a daunting task. Many tutorials and courses always assume some form of prior knowledge about C, Objective C and Object Orientated Programming. Our iOS for Non Developers course is the best way to make a start from scratch at learning to develop Apps using Apple’s developer tools. No knowledge is assumed, and you will be guided through the basics needed to get started in developing for the most popular mobile platform – including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of programming, and start learning basics including C, Objective C, and XCode. You will also be using the latest development techniques like storyboard, which are designed at simplifying the process of making apps and reducing the amount of code you need to write.

    For more experienced developers the iOS App Development – The Fundamentals course would be more suitable. In this course you learn to use the iOS SDK, Xcode, and Interface Builder to develop native iPhone and iPad applications. All our development courses are taught by developers who have developed real world applications. This course has also been updated for iOS 8 and Xcode 6.

    You can find out more about our range of App Development courses via our website. Please call us on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

  • Objective- C or Swift?

    16 October 2014

    Many of you are asking which one should I learn, Objective-C or Swift?

    Although Swift is a new release from Apple, Objective-C has been around for the last 20 years and many employers are expecting a reasonable knowledge in both from their employees.

    Both iOS programming systems can be run side by side and we can’t see the tried and tested Objective-C going out of favour in a hurry.

    A good knowledge in Objective-C will give you the solid building blocks to understand the architecture and framework of iOS apps and make learning Swift a lot easier. Every App out there today will have been developed by using Objective-C and without it it’s near impossible to learn the Cocoa Libraries which allows you to add animation and networking to your Apps.

    The sophisticated nature of Objective-C syntax is not a problem once you have grasped the Cocoa way making deciphering source codes a lot simpler. In essence we suggest getting a good knowledge of Objective-C first under your belt and then move on to learn Swift, enhancing your iOS programming knowledge further and hopefully giving you the edge when applying for you next iOS developer role.

    Whether you’re are brand new to programming, or have some experience with other languages such as Java and Visual Basic, then our Objective-C for Beginners course will get you up to speed fast with Objective-C. Our Swift Development 101 Yellow Belt course is ideal for anyone who wants to have a thorough walkthrough of the language in more detail than on the standard iOS course, and is perfectly suited to anyone who has studied iOS/OSX development, and wants to cross over from Objective C into Swift.

    You can find out more about our range of App Development courses via our website. Please call us on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.


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