Swift: Developing iOS Applications

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Learn
  • From a solid understanding of the Swift 2 language
  • Get to know the practical aspects of how a computer program actually works
  • Understand the paradigms used by Apple’s frameworks, so you are not intimidated by them
  • Create a server in Swift to deliver JSON data to an iOS app
  • Take advantage of Cocoapods to use third-party libraries Build games with SpriteKit and SceneKit
  • Develop an app running on the cloud to act as an API server for your client’s apps
  • 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
  • Master Objective-C interoperability with mix and match
  • Access network resources using Swift
  • Implement various standard design patterns in the Swift language
About

The Swift––Developing iOS Applications course will take you on a journey to become an efficient iOS and OS X developer, with the latest trending topic in town. Right from the basics to the advanced level topics, this course would cover everything in detail. We’ll embark our journey by dividing the learning path into four modules. Each of these modules are a mini course in their own right; and as you complete each one, you’ll gain key skills and be ready for the material in the next module.

The first module is like a step-by-step guide to programming in Swift 2. Each topic is separated into compressible sections that are full of practical examples and easy-to-understand explanations. Each section builds on the previous topics, so you can develop a proficient and comprehensive understanding of app development in Swift 2. By the end of this module, you’ll have a basic understanding of Swift 2 and its functionalities.

The second module will be the an easy-to-follow guide filled with tutorials to show you how to build real-world apps. The difficulty and complexity level increases chapter by chapter. Each chapter is dedicated to build a new app, beginning from a basic and unstyled app through to a full 3D game. The last two chapters show you how to build a complete client-server e-commerce app right from scratch. By the end of these modules, you’ll be able to build well-designed apps, effectively use AutoLayout, develop videogames, and build server apps.

The third and the last module of our course will take an example-based approach where each concept covered is supported by example code to not only give you a good understanding of the concept, but also to demonstrate how to properly implement it.

Features
  • Write expressive, understandable, and maintainable Swift 2 code with this hands-on course
  • Unveil the complex underpinnings of Swift to turn your app ideas into reality
  • Specialize in developing real iOS apps, and 2D and 3D video games using Swift and Cocoapods
  • Dive deep into protocol extensions, learn new error handling model and use featured Swift design patterns to write more efficient code
Page Count 1027
Course Length 30 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781787120242
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2016

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.

Andrew J Wagner

Andrew J Wagner is a software developer who concentrates on iOS development and backend web services. He has a degree in computer engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. Currently, he works for a development shop named Chronos Interactive based in Denver, CO. He has experience of working with and for large-scale and small-scale companies, as well as running his own contracting and app companies. He is passionate about using computers as a creative outlet and writing software that is beautiful in implementation, functionality, and experience. When he isn't working or spending time with friends and family, he writes for his blog at http://drewag.me.

Giordano Scalzo

Giordano Scalzo is a developer with 20 years of programming experience, since the days of the ZX-Spectrum. He has worked in C++, Java, .NET, Ruby, Python, and in a multitude of other languages. After years of backend development, Giordano has developed extensively for iOS, releasing more than 20 apps which he wrote for clients, enterprise applications, or for his own benefit. Currently, he is a contractor in London where, through his company, Effective Code Ltd., he delivers code for iOS. For Packt, he has written two books on Swift, Swift by Example and Swift 2 by Example, and has reviewed a number of Swift books and videos, including Learn Swift by Building Applications, Introduction to Server-Side Swift, and Swift Functional Programming.