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The primary programming language you use when writing software for OS X and iOS
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What is Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.
Objective-C is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Objective-C?

2084 companies reportedly use Objective-C in their tech stacks, including Uber, Pinterest, and Instagram.

4545 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Objective-C.

Objective-C Integrations

Sentry, Bazel, imgix, Cocoa Touch (iOS), and Swagger Codegen are some of the popular tools that integrate with Objective-C. Here's a list of all 27 tools that integrate with Objective-C.

Objective-C Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Objective-C?
Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
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