No Swift at Netflix

Expedia jdeujbv
Apr 26 50 Comments

I’m an iOS developer and going to interview at Netflix. I got to know that they don’t use Swift. They still use Objective C, when clearly Swift is a much better language than Objective C. Can some one confirm?

TC and all is important, but is it worthwhile to join a company which doesn’t follow the latest and greatest of technologies?

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  • Cisco ynersaq
    So you want to use an unstable language on a production environment with millions of users needing basically no latency...

    Shows why you’re at Expedia, I guess
    Apr 26 19
    • TribalScale sfUN21
      Lol blind gold
      Apr 26
    • Glassdoor dipw
      This thread is amazing. Thank you Expedia and Cisco!
      Apr 26
    • Expedia jdeujbv
      OP
      The way he types shit, I bet this guy makes sub 100K and lives in a dilapidated 1 bed room that he calls a mansion.

      PS: I’m not against any one who makes sub 100k.
      Apr 26
    • Cisco ynersaq
      Whatever helps you sleep in your studio over there is fine with me buddy! Your grammar skills are about as solid as your company. I’m positive you’ll never get into Netflix now.
      Apr 27
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      Please stop lumping us Trump supporters with people like Cisco. Thanks.
      Apr 28
  • Uber
    Honky

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    Honkymore
    Swift is the bane of an iOS developers life. Call yourself lucky if you get to work with Obj-C and C++.
    Apr 26 15
    • Expedia jdeujbv
      OP
      Lol Uber guy is a really good engineer. So according to your logic, which is as dumb as you are, if facebook engineers don’t write unit tests, and I do, that means writing unit tests is not a good practice and I should change my position. May be you want to change your profession.
      Apr 29
    • Uber
      Honky

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      Honkymore
      I pity your family 😢.
      Apr 29
    • Expedia jdeujbv
      OP
      So that’s what you resort to when you can’t win an argument? Personal attacks? Typical of an Uber douchebag
      Apr 29
    • Uber
      Honky

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      Honkymore
      Apr 29
    • New kvzR50
      Uber has really set the bar low for personality requirements
      Apr 29
  • Microsoft oasisred
    What makes you say Swift is the better languages. There are issues with Swift.
    Apr 26 9
    • Kotlin makes Java fun again. 😁
      Apr 26
    • New kvzR50
      Kotlin still runs on the JVM 🤢
      Apr 26
    • Microsoft oasisred
      I agree syntax is better than ObjC. However, the build times with Swift is way worse and the language was changing with each version.
      Apr 26
    • New kvzR50
      Build times are incremental and can be cached in swift, that’s a non issue if you know what you are doing
      Apr 26
    • TribalScale sfUN21
      Ur mom still runs on the JVM. Kotlin all the way
      Apr 26
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    • Expedia jdeujbv
      OP
      Well there are a lot of ways you can call C/C++ code from Swift using bridges and wrappers. I’ve personally done that, and it’s not at all difficult. Creating a module for code that calls C/C++ libraries can further isolate that code from Swift. I mean both can co-exist.
      Apr 26
    • New kvzR50
      Most people here are not experts with iOS you can do all those things in swift with good performance.
      Apr 26
    • New kvzR50
      @GXqN18 you can write something in C, have an obj C wrapper over it and port it over to Swift. Objective C is a dying language. And I’ve been doing iOS for 5 years. Ford must set a low bar 🙄
      Apr 26
    • New kvzR50
      Or alternatively you can use Metal.
      Apr 26

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