Mastering Swift

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Learn
  • Prototype and test code in a Playground
  • Understand the basics of Swift, including operators, collections, control flows, and functions
  • Create and use Classes, Structures, and Enums, including object-oriented topics such as inheritance, protocols, and Extensions
  • Dwell into Subscripts, Optionals, and closures with real-world scenarios
  • Employ Grand Central Dispatch to add concurrency to your applications
  • Study the Objective-C interoperability with mix and match
  • Access network resources using Swift
  • Implement various standard design patterns in the Swift language
About

Swift is Apple's new innovative and user-friendly development language, which is packed with modern features to make programming easier, fun, and flexible.

This book begins by giving you a solid Introduction to the Swift programming language so you can quickly begin developing applications using this interesting language. It also covers advanced topics such as Objective-C interoperability, ARC, closures, and concurrency. Each concept covered is backed up with example code and demonstrates how to properly execute it. Next, you will be taught about all of the advanced features of Swift, and its interaction with Apple's APIs and libraries. You'll then learn to interact with REST-based web services using Swift. We will conclude the book by getting equipped to design and build applications using established design patterns.

Features
  • Start with basic language features and progressively move to more advanced features
  • Learn to use Xcode’s new Playground feature as you work through the immense number of examples in the book
  • Learn what makes development with Swift so exiting and also get pointers on pitfalls to avoid
Page Count 358
Course Length 10 hours 44 minutes
ISBN 9781784392154
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2015

Authors

Jon Hoffman

Jon Hoffman has over 20 years' experience in the field of Information Technology. Over those 20 years, Jon has worked in the system administration, network administration, network security, application development, and architecture arenas. Currently, Jon works as an Enterprise Software Manager at Syntech Systems. Jon has developed extensively for the iOS platform since 2008. This includes several apps that he has published in the App Store, apps that he has written for third parties, and numerous enterprise applications. Some of Jon's other interests are watching Baseball (Go Sox) and Basketball (Go Celtics). Jon also really enjoys Tae Kwon Do, where he and his oldest daughter earned their black belts together early in 2014.