Swift Development with Cocoa
Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Pages: 498

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This practical guide teaches programmers (of even a very basic level) how to build applications for OS X and iOS 8, using the Cocoa Framework, the new Xcode IDE, and Swift—Apple’s new programming language. You’ll quickly learn the basics for building Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps.

  • Write programs using Swift within the Cocoa Framework
  • Learn the similarities and differences between OS X and iOS
  • Get real-world applications of advanced Cocoa and Cocoa Touch features
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    5.0

    it's excellent ebook!

    By iNachox

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      Comments about oreilly Swift Development with Cocoa:

      This is excellent swift ebook!!!

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      4.0

      Broad and deep!

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        Comments about oreilly Swift Development with Cocoa:

        This is an excellent new book from O'Reilly and covers a lot of ground on the new Swift languag as well as using it with Cocoa for Mac and iPhone development. I enjoyed the authors coverage of the new language interwined with the Cocoa frameworks. I particularly like that it covers so many of the features of iPhone/Mac development, as this really gave me a feel for what I need to develop actual apps with this platform.

        The coverage of Mac and iPhone is mixed together, if that bothers you.

        Found the code on Github and that was very useful.

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        5.0

        Good overview of Swift and Cocoa feature

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          Comments about oreilly Swift Development with Cocoa:

          I am trying to learn Swift after a few months of programming with ObjectiveC. This book has been a helpful guide so far and appears to present the topics I am interested in.

          The code samples are very solid and diverse. I was pleased that they were available on Git Hub as well.

          The chapter ordering seems to be strange, but I feel that is an artifact of the early release.

          Recommended book for those looking to understand Swift development for iOS or Mac.

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          Detailed and useful!

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            Comments about oreilly Swift Development with Cocoa:

            This is another great Day 1 book from o'Reilly for Apples new language. Very happy with the wide coverage of topics and the discussion of the subject matter. Looking forward to the final release.

            Covers everything I wanted to know about iOS and Mac development with Swift, and explains Swift really well.

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