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Learning Swift: Building an iOS Game by Jocelyn Harrigton, Christoffer Hallas, Clayton McIlrath, Paul Nettle, Ankur Patel

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Swift

Swift features covered in this chapter:

  • Language features - we introduce the Swift language, creating a foundation that will help you throughout the book.
  • Syntax of Swift - we provide a basic reference of the Swift syntax.

Swift is cool

Swift is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Seriously. Swift represents the next big iteration in the evolution of application development and it has been greeted with open arms by developers around the globe. As the successor to Objective-C—a language that despite it’s merits, had a steep learning curve—Swift has a very sustainable and vibrant future in the development community.

Designed with modern languages in mind, Swift feels familiar to a wide range of developers ...

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