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Apple opening iOS App Development Center in Italy

Want to study iOS app development? You’ll soon be able to do so in Italy, with Apple’s help:

The iOS App Development Center, to be located at a partner institution in Naples, will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum preparing thousands of future developers to be part of Appleā€™s thriving developer community. In addition, Apple will work with partners around Italy who deliver developer training to complement this curriculum and create additional opportunities for students. Apple expects to expand this program to other countries around the world.

This reminds me a bit of the late ’90s, when I graduated high school, and everybody was being told to get into computer science, because that’s where the jobs and money would be. Which was true, for a while, but it eventually became oversaturated. Granted, computers and apps aren’t going anywhere, so maybe this is just Apple’s way of extending its soup-to-nuts control on app development.