Introducing iOS 8
Swift Programming from Idea to App Store
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 334

Learn to make iOS apps even if you have absolutely no programming experience. This hands-on book takes you from idea to App Store, using real-world examples—such as driving a car or eating at a restaurant—to teach programming and app development. You’ll learn concepts through clear, concise, jargon-free language.

This book focuses on Apple’s new programming language, Swift. Each lesson is divided into two parts: the lecture portion explains the terms and concepts through examples, and the exercise portion helps you apply these concepts while building real-world apps, like a tip calculator. Learn how to think differently—and see the world from a whole new perspective.

  • Learn the basic building blocks of programming
  • Dive into the Swift programming language
  • Make apps for iPhone and iPad
  • Use GPS in your app to find a user’s location
  • Take or select photos with your app
  • Integrate your app with Facebook and Twitter
  • Submit your app to the App Store
  • Manage and market your app on the App Store
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Thoughtful but rushed

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  • Helpful examples

Cons

  • Not comprehensive enough
  • Too many errors

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Comments about oreilly Introducing iOS 8:

This is one of several iOS/Macintosh/Swift books I received as ebooks as early Xmas presents. This book is useful and comprehensive, but feels rushed. The things it covers are all very useful to me but it covers them inconsistently. Recommended but make sure you have other books as well.

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Can't Imagine Better for Beginners

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Introducing iOS 8:

    I'm new to programming and recently learned Swift. I've been struggling for two months trying to learn the complexities of xCode and the Cocoa framework. I've used lots of online help (useless) and even paid $200 for a video series, which only helped to a small extent, as I've learned videos don't help you fully understand and feel competent. Of all the technical books I've read, this book was amazing at making more complex concepts easy to understand. And it taught me so many things the other videos/resources did NOT. It really explained the cocoa framework code in detail and how to use it in combination with Swift, and that was the part missing from my videos. Every chapter has you implement in xCode what you learned, so I'm practicing every concept. This book has helped me stop feeling frustrated and more confident. It's been invaluable to me as a beginner, and I hope the author will make more books to cover additional iOS features in the future.

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