Swift Essentials - Second Edition

Discover how to build iOS and watchOS applications in Swift 2 using Xcode
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Swift Essentials - Second Edition

Dr Alex Blewitt

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Discover how to build iOS and watchOS applications in Swift 2 using Xcode
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Book Details

ISBN 139781785888878
Paperback248 pages

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring Swift
Open source Swift
Getting started with Swift
Conditional logic
Iteration
Functions
Command-line Swift
Summary
Chapter 2: Playing with Swift
Getting started with playgrounds
Displaying objects with Quick Look
Advanced techniques
Playgrounds and documentation
Limitations of playgrounds
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating an iOS Swift App
Understanding iOS applications
Creating a single-view iOS application
Swift classes, protocols, and enums
Creating a master-detail iOS application
Summary
Chapter 4: Storyboard Applications with Swift and iOS
Storyboards, scenes, and segues
Adding a navigation controller
Swift and storyboards
Using Auto Layout
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating Custom Views in Swift
An overview of UIView
Creating new views with Interface Builder
Creating new views by subclassing UIView
Custom graphics with drawRect
Custom graphics with layers
Summary
Chapter 6: Parsing Networked Data
Loading data from URLs
Parsing JSON
Parsing XML
Direct network connections
Summary
Chapter 7: Building a Repository Browser
An overview of the GitHub API
Repository browser project
Creating the client
Accessing repositories from view controllers
Summary
Chapter 8: Adding Watch Support
Watch applications
Creating watch interfaces
Responding to user interaction
Best practice for watch applications
Summary

What You Will 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

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring Swift
Open source Swift
Getting started with Swift
Conditional logic
Iteration
Functions
Command-line Swift
Summary
Chapter 2: Playing with Swift
Getting started with playgrounds
Displaying objects with Quick Look
Advanced techniques
Playgrounds and documentation
Limitations of playgrounds
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating an iOS Swift App
Understanding iOS applications
Creating a single-view iOS application
Swift classes, protocols, and enums
Creating a master-detail iOS application
Summary
Chapter 4: Storyboard Applications with Swift and iOS
Storyboards, scenes, and segues
Adding a navigation controller
Swift and storyboards
Using Auto Layout
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating Custom Views in Swift
An overview of UIView
Creating new views with Interface Builder
Creating new views by subclassing UIView
Custom graphics with drawRect
Custom graphics with layers
Summary
Chapter 6: Parsing Networked Data
Loading data from URLs
Parsing JSON
Parsing XML
Direct network connections
Summary
Chapter 7: Building a Repository Browser
An overview of the GitHub API
Repository browser project
Creating the client
Accessing repositories from view controllers
Summary
Chapter 8: Adding Watch Support
Watch applications
Creating watch interfaces
Responding to user interaction
Best practice for watch applications
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785888878
Paperback248 pages
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