Swift has the power of traditional general purpose languages like C and C++, but it also has the elegance of a scripting language like Python. Swift will also attract developers to write software who would have never developed applications for the Mac or iOS platforms.
So what do we see as the future of open source? When it comes to software development, it will be increasingly difficult to integrate, develop, and extend closed source software--and extremely costly compared to open source alternatives.
The value, and expense of education is a complex subject -- a subject which, particularly in our current economic climate, has been repeatedly addressed by people with more experience in, and knowledge of, higher education.
Writing software that can easily be localized at a later stage isn't terribly hard, as long as you start with the end in mind. Use the following techniques to greatly minimize the amount of work required when you eventually take your software product global.
Building a software development team can be as tricky as assembling Marvel's Avengers and managing the Hulk's anger. You have to try and find balance between individuals that are both creative and logical and most of the time highly opinionated.
There is a rule of thumb in the world of software development that every single developer learns at the beginning of his/her career: "When something works, don't touch it." Well, the rules are meant to be broken, and that's exactly what we have done with the Phoenix project.
Technology can be a great catalyst of change, but it cannot be considered a silver bullet to the world's myriad of complex problems. We must involve the creative and cultural industries with the technical.
Funny thing is, computer science courses in the Philippines are rarely ever enough to get you ready for a heavy game or application development career; all our programmers have had to do a significant amount of self-teaching to get to where they are now.