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Learning Swift

  • Length: 232 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-06-30
  • ISBN-10: 1784392502
  • ISBN-13: 9781784392505
  • Sales Rank: #5689165 (See Top 100 Books)

Build a solid foundation in Swift to develop smart and robust iOS and OS X applications

About This Book

  • Practically write expressive, understandable, and maintainable Swift code
  • Discover and optimize the features of Swift to write cleaner and better code
  • This is a step-by-step guide full of practical examples to create efficient IOS applications

Who This Book Is For

If you are looking to build iOS or OS X apps using the most modern technology, this book is ideal for you. You will find this book especially useful if you are new to programming or if you have yet to develop for iOS or OS X.

In Detail

Swift is Apple’s new programming language and the future of iOS and OS X app development. At its surface, Swift is easy to jump into, but it has complex elements that are critical to becoming proficient at turning an idea into reality.

Develop the skills and confidence to dive passionately into creating compelling, maintainable, and elegant apps in Swift. This book provides an approachable, step-by-step introduction into programming with Swift. Each topic is separated into comprehensive sections that are full of practical examples and easy-to-understand explanations. Each section builds on the previous topics to develop a comprehensive understanding of app development in Swift.

It begins by giving an overview of the key features with practical examples and progresses to more advanced topics that help differentiate the skillful developers from the mediocre ones. It covers topics, such as variables, optionals, closures, generics, and memory management. In addition, this book also covers the art of programming, such as maintainability, useful design patterns, and resources for furthering your knowledge. This all culminates in writing a basic iOS app that will get you well on your way to turning your own app ideas into a reality.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introducing Swift
Chapter 2. Building Blocks – Variables, Collections, and Flow Control
Chapter 3. One Piece at a Time – Types, Scopes, and Projects
Chapter 4. To Be or Not to Be – Optionals
Chapter 5. A Modern Paradigm – Closures and Functional Programming
Chapter 6. Make Swift Work for You – Protocols and Generics
Chapter 7. Everything is Connected – Memory Management
Chapter 8. Writing Code the Swift Way – Design Patterns and Techniques
Chapter 9. Harnessing the Past – Understanding and Translating Objective-C
Chapter 10. A Whole New World – Developing an App
Chapter 11. What’s Next? Resources, Advice, and Next Steps

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