The Swift programming language has transformed the world of iOS development and started a new age of modern Cocoa development. Pro Design Patterns in Swift shows you how to harness the power and flexibility of Swift to apply the most important and enduring design patterns to your applications, taking more » your development projects to master level.
This book will teach you those design patterns that have always been present at some level in your code, but may not have been recognized, acknowledged, or fully utilized. Implementation of specific pattern approaches will prove their value to any Swift developer.
Best-selling author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from design patterns. He starts with the nuts-and-bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need. « less
Exploring the iOS SDK
The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development, the book that taught the world how to program on the iPhone, is back again for Beginning iPhone Development with Swift.This definitive guide is up to date with Apple's new Swift programming language and the latest and greatest iOS more » 8 SDK, and Xcode 6.1.
There's coverage of brand-new technologies, including Swift playgrounds, as well as significant updates to existing material. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using the latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 8-specific project templates, and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. « less
In 250 pages, Migrating to Swift from Android gives youâas an experienced Android app developerâall you need to create native iOS apps using the latest Swift programming language. Starting with preparing your Xcode 6.1 IDE and introducing just enough iOS application framework fundamentals, you'll more » understand how to create meaningful Swift applications for iOS 8 immediately.
After the short IDE setup guide, this book continues by providing guidance on how to translate your existing Android apps to iOS. Every topic comes with a tutorial project; you'll plan and structure your iOS apps following a typical top-down process using Xcode Storyboards. To implement use cases, you'll cover common mobile topics, including user interfaces, managing data, and networking with remote services. « less
Using Core Data
Pro iOS Persistence explains how to build apps in Objective-C and Swift that persist and use data most effectively including the popular Core Data framework. Covering common and advanced persistence patterns, this book prepares any iOS developer to store and retrieve data accurately and efficiently.
This more » book starts by giving you a solid grounding in Core Data, providing a foundation for the rest of the book. With this knowledge, you'll have all you need to master Core Data and power your data-driven applications. You'll see how to work with SQLite and how to create an efficient data model to represent your data. Once you've established your data model, you'll learn how to work with data objects and refine result sets to get the most out of the stored data. « less
Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores
Ready to build apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac now that Swift has landed? If you're an experienced programmer who's never touched Apple developer tools, this hands-on book shows you how to use the Swift language to make incredible iOS and OS X apps, using Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
Learn how to use Swift more » in a wide range of real-world situations, with Cocoa features such as Event Kit and Core Animation. You'll pick up Swift language features and syntax along the way, and understand why using Swift (instead of Objective-C) makes iOS and Mac app development easier, faster, and safer. You'll also work with several exercises to help you practice as you learn. « less
Get up and running lightning fast with this practical guide to building applications with Swift
Swift is a new and powerful programming language that represents an essential new programming tool for iOS and OSX applications and builds upon the power of Objective-C while streamlining the developer experience.
Swift Essentials is a fast-paced, practical guide showing you the quickest way to put more » Swift to work in the real world. It guides you concisely through the basics of syntax and development before pushing ahead to explore Swift's higher features through practical programming projects.
By the end of the book, you will be able to use Xcode's graphical interface builder, create interactive applications, and communicate with network services. « less
The professional development team that brought you two editions of Objective-C for the Absolute Beginners and have taught thousands of developers around the world to write some of the most popular iPhone apps in their categories on the app store, have now leveraged their instruction for Swift.
Swift more » for Absolute Beginners is perfect for those with no programming background, those with some programming experience but no object-oriented experience, or those that have a great idea for an app but haven't programmed since school.
Gary Bennett and Brad Lees are full-time professional iOS developers and have developed a broad spectrum of apps for Fortune 500 companies. The authors have taken their combined 12 years of writing apps, teaching online iOS courses, the experience from their first two iOS books, along with their free online instruction and free online forum to create an excellent training book. « less
Programming for iOS and OS X
Get quick answers for developing and debugging applications with Swift, Apple’s multi-paradigm programming language. This pocket reference is the perfect on-the-job tool for learning Swift’s modern language features, including type safety, generics, type inference, closures, tuples, automatic memory more » management, and support for Unicode.
Designed to work with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, Swift can be used in tandem with Objective-C, and either of these languages can call APIs implemented in the other. Swift is still evolving, but it’s clear that Apple sees it as the future language of choice for iOS and OS X software development. « less
Swift Quick Syntax Reference is a condensed code and syntax reference to the new Apple Swift programming language, which is the alternative new programming language alongside Objective-C behind the APIs found in the Apple iOS SDK 8 and OS X Yosemite SDK. It presents the essential Swift syntax in a well-organized more » format that can be used as a handy reference.
You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any Swift programmer. « less
Developing apps for Apple's broadening platform of devices is an exciting topic these days. Apple created the Swift programming language to build state-of-the-art apps using the latest Apple technologies.
In this 200-page book, author Scott Gardner articulates the similarities and differences between more » traditional Objective-C based programming and Swift, revealing what you need to know from syntax changes to emerging best practices and paradigm shifts, to write powerful, expressive, and flexible code in Swift.
Written at a brisk pace and in a methodical style, you'll learn how to apply your Objective-C skills to successfully transition to programming in Swift. « less