Learning Swift 2
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: June 2016
Run time: 3 hours 2 minutes

Take your programming skills to the next level with Swift 2

Swift 2 generates faster code across the board, both for release and debug builds. With Swift programmers having half as many code as other code files to maintain and zero manual code synchronization, Swift has experienced unprecedented growth in popularity among developers. In this course, we'll explore the MVC and Singleton design patterns, you'll see how to consume third-party APIs using asynchronous requests, and we'll look at some of the most used controls in iOS development.

This course provideS all you need to know to develop iOS and OS X applications. You'll take a tour of the fundamental concepts, and learn how to develop iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and OS X applications.

We'll kickstart your learning skills as you work with one of the most used dependency managers in iOS, Cocoapods, to install third-party libraries such as Alamofire and SwiftyJSON to deal with JSON and networking requests. You'll see how to structure your project with the MVC design pattern and implement a second view controller to display data and details of your application. It doesn’t end there, as we'll also explore Swift in Linux and the new Package Manager.

This course will teach you the main steps in the build process of an application, giving you the skills you need to create your own applications.

Who this course is for

This course is for both experienced and new developers with iOS and OS X (Apple) devices who are interested in developing applications and services with the Swift language. It would help if you know Objective C, but it is not a prerequisite.

What you will learn from this course

  • Explore the fundamentals of Swift 2 to help you write applications with complex paradigms and patterns of programming
  • Integrate third-party libraries using CocoaPods
  • Work with TableViews, ScrollViews, NavigationController, and SearchControllers to display data in a user-friendly way
  • Get familiar with Alamofire to make web requests to third-party APIs
  • Create a zoom in/out effect for photos using ScrollView
  • Adopt error handling in your projects using Enums
  • Understand the MVC design pattern linked with iOS development
  • Keep up with the latest advances with Swift in Linux and the new Package Manager
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