iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook
From Lifelike User Interfaces to Cloud Integration and Extensions
By Vandad Nahavandipoor
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Run time: 5 hours 56 minutes

Learn how to overcome several programming issues when creating apps for iOS devices with iOS 8. This video course with Vandad Nahavandipoor, based on his cookbook with the same name, walks you through 30 practical recipes for working with the iOS 8 SDK, including HealthKit, HomeKit, Core Data, and CloudKit. If you’re familiar with Objective-C or other object-oriented programming languages, you’ll also learn details for switching to Apple’s new language, Swift.

By the end of this video tutorial, you’ll pick up techniques for storing and protecting data, networking, creating vibrant user interfaces, using concurrency, working with the Address Book, and many other options.

  • Get a practical and thorough introduction to Swift
  • Integrate CloudKit into your apps and store information with ease
  • Access user’s health-related information with HealthKit
  • Interact with accessories inside the user’s home with HomeKit
  • Add blur effects to your views and display alerts and action sheets
  • Build custom keyboards and create a service within your app
  • Retrieve and manipulate contacts and groups from the Address Book
  • Perform batch updates on Core Data
  • Complete a long-running task in the background

Source code can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/vandadnp/iOS-8-Swift-​Programming-Cookbook

Vandad Nahavandipoor works for a leading bank in London and has led an international team of more than 30 iOS developers.

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I enjoyed this series of Swift recipes in video form. The presenter clearly knows what he is doing and covers the material with confidence.

I learn a lot about the various facets of iOS development from the video, but felt that the coverage of Swift itself was light on. The presenter assumes too much knowledge about Swift and doesn't explain what they are doing with the language.

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    concise and clean well presented

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    Well, this was easier than i expected

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    Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

    I've been a massive fan of O'Reilly books for a very long time since they are all DRM free and I enjoy reading them on my various "i" devices but boy let me tell you something, watching these videos was easier than reading a book. I have been trying out the CloudKit recipes and I have already learnt more than my expectations.

    Grab these videos now since they are 50% off. I don't know how much longer they will be 50% off for!

    Pros: all in Swift, easy to follow, to the point, covers almost all the new features in iOS 8 SDK
    Cons: needs more introductory material to Swift

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