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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)

Imperative syntax

Imperative syntax is the more common form of programming that's used as it's much more functional and requires the programmer to write code that will tell the compiler how we are going to achieve the goal, rather than ask politely. The following is an example of imperative syntax:

“I would like some boiled water, a teabag, milk, and sugar. Allow the tea to brew for n minutes then add n teaspoons of sugar and n amount of milk…… oh and remove the teabag."

Even with the preceding example, we could dig even deeper and say "I need some water, then boil the water" or "type or brand of sugar".

Let's take a look at the following Swift code. This is a typical class you may see when writing a standard Swift app. Take a closer look at the makeBrew() function and how each step is coded so that the compiler knows...