iOS 14 Programming for Beginners - Fifth Edition

By Ahmad Sahar
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  1. Section 1: Swift

About this book

If you're a beginner looking to work and experiment with powerful iOS 14 features such as widgets and App Clips to create your own apps, this iOS programming guide is for you. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for experienced programmers who are new to iOS, taking you through the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store.

Fully updated to cover the new iOS 14 features, along with Xcode 12 and Swift 5.3, this fifth edition of iOS 14 Programming for Beginners starts with an introduction to the Swift programming language and shows you how to accomplish common programming tasks with it. You'll then start building the user interface (UI) of a complete real-world app using the storyboards feature in the latest version of Xcode and implement the code for views, view controllers, data managers, and other aspects of mobile apps. The book will also help you apply iOS 14 features to existing apps and introduce you to SwiftUI, a new way to build apps for all Apple devices. Finally, you’ll set up testers for your app and understand what you need to do to publish your app on the App Store.

By the end of this book, you'll not only be well versed in writing and publishing applications, but you’ll also be able to apply your iOS development skills to enhance existing apps.

Publication date:
November 2020


Section 1: Swift

Welcome to the first part of this book. In this part, you will begin by exploring Xcode, Apple's programming environment, which is also known as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). After that, you will start learning the foundations of Swift 5, the programming language used to write iOS apps, and see how it is used to accomplish common programming tasks.

This part comprises the following chapters:

By the end of this part, you'll understand the process of creating an app and running it on a simulator or device, and you'll have a working knowledge of how to use the Swift programming language to accomplish common programming tasks. This will prepare you for the next part, and will also enable you to create your own Swift programs. Let's get started!

About the Author

  • Ahmad Sahar

    Ahmad Sahar is a trainer, presenter, and consultant at Tomafuwi Productions, specializing in conducting training courses for macOS and iOS, macOS Support Essentials certification courses, and iOS Development courses. He is a member of the DevCon iOS and MyCocoaHeads online communities in Malaysia, and has conducted presentations and talks for both groups. In his spare time, he likes building and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots.

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