iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook
Solutions & Examples for iOS Apps
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2014
Pages: 902

Entirely rewritten for Apple’s Swift programming language, this updated cookbook helps you overcome the vexing issues you’re likely to face when creating apps for iOS devices.

You’ll find hundreds of new and revised recipes for using the iOS 8 SDK, including techniques for working with Health data and HomeKit accessories, enhancing and animating graphics, storing and protecting data, sending and receiving notifications, and managing files and folders among them. Each recipe includes sample code on GitHub that you can use right away.

  • Use CloudKit APIs to store information in the cloud with ease
  • Create custom keyboards and extensions
  • Access users’ health-related information with HealthKit
  • Interact with accessories inside the user’s home with HomeKit
  • Create vibrant and lifelike user interfaces with UIKit Dynamics
  • Use the Keychain to protect your app’s data
  • Develop location-aware and multitasking-aware apps
  • Work with iOS 8’s audio and video APIs
  • Use Event Kit UI to manage calendars, dates, and events
  • Take advantage of the accelerometer and the gyroscope
  • Get working examples for implementing gesture recognizers
  • Retrieve and manipulate contacts and groups from the Address Book
  • Determine a camera’s availability and access the Photo Library
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    4.0

    Pretty good

    By ant

    from burlingame

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    Pros

    • Helpful examples

    Cons

    • Not comprehensive enough

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

    One of several new iOS/Macintosh/Swift books. Impressive amount of recipes, but some odd missing things. Would prefer more recipes with less detail on each. Good book though.

     
    4.0

    Does just as the title specifies!

    By maverik0106

    from Toronto, ON

    About Me Designer, Developer, Educator, Maker, Sys Admin

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Missing Old Frameworks
    • No Corebluetooth
    • No Quartzcore
    • Too basic

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    • Intermediate
    • Novice
    • Student

    Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

    Swift being a new language isn't a hard language to learn, however finding the appropriate reference and documentation to work with is always hard with any new language. What this book does is very concisely and accurately provide recipes that are useful for the common user and starter developer.

    It has snippets and code to get you started with almost every object in the library. Their common uses and some possible uses. It makes use of the newer frameworks such as Health Kit, Home Kit etc...

    All the information in this book is quite useful, however I would have liked to see some uses of old frameworks, such as QuartzCore, CoreBluetooth and their implementations! With the new language A simple and concise explanation was more than essential in this book!

    But regardless of missing references to old frameworks, this book is worth every penny!

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    5.0

    check the PDF file please

    By iboob

    from ca

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    • Well-written

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      Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

      The latest PDF make computer down, I think the book's cover is corrupted.
      Because after download and open this book the MAcbook pro was stopped and auto restart.
      Thanks

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice explanation for CoreData

      By yeuchi

      from minneapolis

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      Pros

      • Easy to understand

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Intermediate

        Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

        I was particularly interested in learning more about CoreData. Paul Hagarty had a great demo in his Stanford iOS course (Objective-C). This book was excellent bridging to swift implementation.

        Thank you,

        CT

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great book on my desk, use it every day

        By Willis R.

        from Madison, WI

        About Me SW engineer

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        Pros

        • Great examples
        • Swift Based

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          Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

          so i got this book after watching vandad's videos. i purchased the videos first as i always first books but thought this time i change and instead buy the videos

          well, it turns out the videos were better than i expected and i have just finished watching them. i also then bought the book to complement the videos

          i am so glad the book and the videos are all swift based. i am still going through the cloud chapter and homekit. i have no homekit accessories yet but the book teaches us about setting up a homekit accessory simulator right on our macs so it's really good

          it's a rather big book in ebook format. i don't have a printed version so it must be very heavy when it is printed?

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