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Learn SwiftUI

By : Chris Barker
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Learn SwiftUI

By: Chris Barker

Overview of this book

SwiftUI is the new and powerful interface toolkit that lets you design and build iOS, iPadOS, and macOS apps using declarative syntax. It is a powerful way to develop the UI elements of applications, which would normally be tightly coupled to application logic. Learn SwiftUI will get you up to speed with the framework and cross-device UI development in no time. Complete with detailed explanations and practical examples, this easy-to-follow guide will teach you the fundamentals of the SwiftUI toolkit. You'll learn how to build a powerful iOS and iPadOS application that can be reused for deployment on watchOS. As you progress, you'll delve into UI and unit testing in iOS apps, along with learning how to test your SwiftUI code for multiple devices. The book will also show you how to integrate SwiftUI features such as data binding and network requests into your current application logic. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to build a cross-device application using the SwiftUI framework and Swift programming.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)


In this chapter, we looked at the benefits that SwiftUI has to offer over UIKit. Taking UITableView as an example, we learned how SwiftUI simplifies the existing delegate pattern given to us by default in UIKit.

Although SwiftUI is beneficial due to its simplicity, UIKit is just as powerful, which is clear from its place in iOS development.

Then, we looked at how using modifiers to decorate our SwiftUI Views compares against UIKit's implementation. With this, we covered border-radius, gradients, and attributed Strings.

In the next chapter, we'll look at how to create basic Animations in SwiftUI and how we can incorporate them into our Recipe app for a bit of added spice (see what I did there...)!