Mastering Swift 2

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Learn
  • Dive into the core components of Swift 2 including operators, collections, control flow, and functions
  • Create and use classes, structures, and enums including object-oriented topics such as inheritance, protocols, and extensions
  • Develop a practical understanding of subscripts, optionals, and closures
  • Learn how to use the new protocol extension and error handling features of Swift 2
  • Add concurrency to your applications using Grand Central Dispatch
  • Master Objective-C interoperability with Mix and Match
  • Access network resources using Swift
  • Implement various standard design patterns in the Swift language
About

At their Worldwide Developer’s conference (WWDC) in 2015, Apple announced Swift 2, a major update to the innovative programming language they first unveiled to the world the year before. Swift 2 features exciting enhancements to the original iteration of Swift, acting, as Apple put it themselves as “a successor to the C and Objective-C languages.” – This book demonstrates how to get the most from these new features, and gives you the skills and knowledge you need to develop dynamic iOS and OS X applications.

Learn how to harness the newest features of Swift 2 todevelop advanced applications on a wide range of platforms with this cutting-edge development guide. Exploring and demonstrating how to tackle advanced topics such as Objective-C interoperability, ARC, closures, and concurrency, you’ll develop your Swift expertise and become even more fluent in this vital and innovative language. With examples that demonstrate how to put the concepts into practice, and design patterns and best practices, you’ll be writing better iOS and OSX applications in with a new level of sophistication and control.

Features
  • Harness the latest and most advanced features of Swift 2 to develop quality iOS and OSX applications
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the advanced features of Swift and guidance on advanced design techniques
  • Dive deep into protocol extensions, learn new error handling model, and use featured Swift design patterns to write more efficient code
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781785886034
Date Of Publication 4 Nov 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.