Another reason to go with the robot: Android apps are faster to build | VentureBeat | Dev | by J. O'Dell
Another reason to go with the robot: Android apps are faster to build | VentureBeat | Dev | by J. O'Dell - If you’re building a new app from scratch, you might want to ditch the iOS option in favor of Android — especially if you want to get up and running quickly.
I'm not sure I agree with this, regardless as to what the survey results say. It is possible that Java developers would find Android significantly faster to develop for. Personally, I don't think that ARC (automatic reference counting) has contributed to any improvements in this regard. I'm toying with the idea of writing an anti-ARC diatribe.
Mac and iOS development is so strongly tied to CoreFoundation style programming, the new casting operators are anything but simple. ARC rules are complicated. Pre-arc memory management rules were simple and consistent.
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