iOS 8 Programming Fundamentals with Swift
Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2015
Pages: 582

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa Touch framework, and Swift—Apple’s new programming language. With this thoroughly updated guide, you’ll learn Swift’s object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple’s development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have.

  • Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts: variables and functions, scopes and namespaces, object types and instances
  • Become familiar with built-in Swift types such as numbers, strings, ranges, tuples, Optionals, arrays, and dictionaries
  • Learn how to declare, instantiate, and customize Swift object types—enums, structs, and classes
  • Discover powerful Swift features such as protocols and generics
  • Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project from inception to App Store
  • Create app interfaces with nibs and the nib editor, Interface Builder
  • Understand Cocoa’s event-driven model and its major design patterns and features
  • Find out how Swift communicates with Cocoa’s C and Objective-C APIs

Once you master the fundamentals, you’ll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg’s companion guide, Programming iOS 8.

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      I'm literally reading this book cover to cover, as a supplement to Apple's own Swift Guide. This one provides far more examples and an excellent discussion of WHY certain features of the language work and when then they are useful. This is a DENSE book, but the density is required for one to get fully comfortable with what's offered...

      In fact, I'd go so far to say, one needs this book MORE than they need the Apple Swift book.

      On the marginally negative side, sometimes, the author is a tad pedantic, but I'm used to Mark's writing style so I've come to accept it, as a (relatively low) cost of getting great explanation and knowledge about his subject.

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        Following on from previous editions based on objective C, this book perfectly describes the features of Swift as a programming language. It is differentiated from most programming books by not using tutorials which complete working projects. Instead, it clearly describes how to do things in Swift. By careful organisation and well-considered examples, it emphasises understanding of the reasons Swift communicates using particular conventions, and highlights efficient use of the features and avoidance of the pitfalls of Swift.

        Alongside the companion volume "Programming iOS 8" this book is the best guide to understanding and using Swift to create efficient, functional iOS apps.

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          This author obviously knows what he's talking about and he knows how to explain the material better than anyone else I've read. I have several books on Swift and iOS programming and always came away wondering why something was done that way and how it really works. This book has enlightened me on some obscure points that no one else has adequately explained. Thanks Mr. Neuberg, this book has really helped me.

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