This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.
This hands-on guide to iOS development with Swift is designed to support programmers with all levels of experience, including those moving from Objective-C or other platforms, and those learning to program for the first time.
Whatever your experience, you'll learn hands-on, step-by-step, as you build a wide variety of practical iOS apps. If you're a beginner, modular chapter sidebars concisely introduce all the core programming concepts you'll need. If you're more experienced, these sections offer a helpful review, often including helpful comparisons with Objective-C and other languages — and they're designed to be easily "skippable" if you don't need them. You'll start by working on smaller "proof-of-concepts" apps in the earlier chapters of the book before moving on to working on a more extensive project in later chapters.
iOS programming instructor Randy Scovil guides you through:
Understanding Swift and its advantages
Setting up your development environment, and getting started quickly
Using Swift's "Playgrounds" to get instant feedback on your code
Working with View Controllers, the MVC pattern, basic and advanced UI Controls, and Storyboards
Incorporating interactivity into your app
Using navigation and tab bar controllers
Mastering Table and Collection Views, from the basics to advanced techniques
Getting data via web services, and storing it on a device or in the cloud via CloudKit
Implementing Scroll and Touch events
Getting started with custom drawing and SpriteKit game development
Deploying your app to test devices and to Apple's App Store
Throughout, Scovil draws on his experience teaching iOS developers at all levels of experience. He anticipates and answers your most common questions, and guides you up the learning curve while consistently keeping you engaged with interesting and achievable tasks. The result: a powerful "success cycle" in which your growing skills reinforce your confidence and accelerate your progress. It's the "Swiftest" way to master Swift!