Xcode 7 Essentials - Second Edition

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  • Get an introduction to Xcode and get to know how to navigate and use the tool
  • Build playgrounds to learn and explore the environment
  • Create an adaptive UI with the interface builder that will help your app to scale through a wide range of devices
  • Understand Table, Collection, and Stack views and find out how they can be implemented
  • Create custom components for your application through frameworks and live previews
  • Exploit Xcode’s advanced features to elevate your debugging and testing capabilities
  • Run your application on the physical device and submit it to the App store

Apple’s Xcode technology is making the development curve smoother than it has ever been with its easy-to-develop features and enhancements. With the latest release of Xcode 7, Apple has also added great support for Swift development.

This book will introduce you to all the new features of Xcode 7 and demonstrate how Swift programming can be much easier, faster, and simply better with Xcode!

Even if you’re starting with just a little knowledge of Swift or Xcode, you will learn the basics of the language as well as the tool. You will then use this knowledge to create simple applications and will learn how to debug and optimize your code. At the end of this book, you would have learned enough to build, run and submit your very own application to the App Store.

  • Updated for the latest Xcode 7 release, this is the first book that will show you how to use all the new features available in Xcode 7 to their fullest
  • This guide to will get you up and running with the entire workflow to develop Apple apps without previous Xcode experience
  • Packed with plenty of tips on how to use Xcode with Swift 2 and other existing Apple frameworks to develop robust apps at a rapid pace
Page Count 256
Course Length 7 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781785889011
Date Of Publication 16 Feb 2016


Jayant Varma

Jayant Varma is a technophile with a career spanning more than two decades and was introduced to computing in the days of 8-bit computers and Z80 chips. While managing the IT and telecom department at BMW's dealerships in India and Oman, and Nissan in Qatar, he worked extensively on Windows, AS/400, and Unix. His love for traveling inspired him to work and travel to several countries. He is currently based in Australia.

Jayant's technological journey began as a Microsoft technologies developer and then diversified. His focus is now on Apple and mobile technologies. He has a master's degree in business administration and IT from James Cook University, Australia. He also lectured at James Cook University and coordinated the onshore and off-shore teaching of Linux/Unix administration. Jayant has worked closely with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Apple University Consortium (AUC) on workshops and projects.

He authored the book Learn Lua for iOS Game Development, Apress, and has also been a technical reviewer on several titles. As a founder, consultant, and developer at OZApps (www.oz-apps.com), he helps organizations and individuals integrate technology into their businesses and strategies. He also conducts training sessions and workshops, and writes blogs to share his knowledge with the community.

Brett Ohland

Brett Ohland develops software, likes to tinker and fix things (especially bikes), and keeps himself and others caffeinated. He has well over a decade of experience of converting keystrokes and staring at the ceiling into functional applications for clients.

He started his career by building Flash websites when those were still an amazing thing, transitioned to web development when everyone was loving JavaScript, and then moved on to iOS development so that he could build his dream photography app. Throughout this period, Brett has worked for major advertising agencies, consultancies of all sizes, a stock photo agency, two guys in a basement, and himself for a while. Several teaching opportunities have allowed him to share his knowledge at start-up incubators and even a university.

Currently, he writes about his technological discoveries and interests at ampersandsoftworks.com when he isn't riding his bike, chasing his toddler around the house, or pulling a shot of espresso.