Swift Essentials - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Dive into Swift and explore its innovative and powerful syntax
  • Work with Swift in Xcode to get a unique and productive approach to development
  • Find out how to create complete iOS applications
  • Discover rapid prototyping with a Swift playground
  • Get to know how to use the Swift storyboard to develop multi-page applications
  • Get to grips with parsing JSON and XML data from network sources
  • Build a network client for GitHub repositories, with full source code on GitHub
About

Swift was considered one of the biggest innovations last year, and certainly with Swift 2 announced at WWDC in 2015, this segment of the developer space will continue to be hot and dominating.

This is a fast-paced guide to provide an overview of Swift programming and then walks you through in detail how to write iOS applications. Progress through chapters on custom views, networking, parsing and build a complete application as a Git repository, all by using Swift as the core language

Features
  • Gets you up and running with Swift programming without any prior iOS development experience.
  • A fast paced guide showing best practices and lets you get up to speed with Swift to quickly build your own iOS applications
  • A unique practical approach to make your life with Swift easy.
Page Count 248
Course Length 7 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781785888878
Date Of Publication 27 Jan 2016

Authors

Dr Alex Blewitt

Dr Alex Blewitt has been developing Java applications since version 1.0 was released in 1996, and has been using the Eclipse platform since its first release as part of the IBM WebSphere Studio product suite. He got involved in the open source community as a tester when Eclipse 2.1 was being released for macOS, and then subsequently as an editor for EclipseZone, including being a finalist for Eclipse Ambassador in 2007. More recently, Alex has been writing for InfoQ, covering Java and specifically Eclipse and OSGi subjects.

He is co-founder of the Docklands.LJC, a regional branch of the London Java Community in the Docklands, and a regular speaker at conferences.

Alex currently works for an investment bank in London, and is a Director of Bandlem Limited. Alex blogs at https://alblue.bandlem.com and tweets as @alblue on Twitter, and is the author of both Mastering Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development, and Swift Essentials, both by Packt Publishing.

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