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Many years ago, back when I used to be a .net developer, I remember feeling frustrated by Microsoft developer marketing. They needed to sell Visual Studio upgrade licenses every year, so their messaging was always around what was coming in next year’s release. As soon as every major version released, it felt like it was already out of date because Microsoft immediately started hyping up next year’s enhancements.

Apple doesn’t have a sales model as Visual Studio did back in the late 90s/early 00s. In fact, in stark contrast, they never talk about what’s coming next! Instead, we, the community, have taken over that task, and from the minute the annual set of new operating systems ship, our minds turn to what’s coming next year. 😅 Will this bug be fixed? Will SwiftUI get that new API next year? Will Core Data be replaced with something that feels more at home with SwiftUI? How many times have you read an article titled “Is SwiftUI ready for production?” in the last year? It reminds me of the old feelings I had about the Microsoft sales cycle, except we’re doing it to ourselves.

Maybe I’ve changed as I got older, but over the last few years I’ve found myself wanting to think less about what’s coming next, and more about the present. I don’t pay too much attention to the latest rumours, and while I’m not immune from talking about or linking to articles on what might be coming in next year’s releases, I try not to dwell on it.

There’s always something new coming, and it can be tempting to say, “This will be so much easier when X gets released”. Unfortunately, I have bad news. When X is released, Y will be just around the corner, tempting you to wait for it, too.

There’s no better time to start building something than right now. It doesn’t need to be “pure” anything, and it doesn’t need to be using the latest trends in app architecture. It’s much more important to build the things you want to make than to ensure that they are perfect.

Note: Please ignore that last sentence if you’re building aircraft flight control systems or nuclear reactor security software. 😂

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