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Swift Essentials - Second Edition

By : Alex Blewitt
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Swift Essentials - Second Edition

By: Alex Blewitt

Overview of this book

Swift was considered one of the biggest innovations last year, and certainly with Swift 2 announced at WWDC in 2015, this segment of the developer space will continue to be hot and dominating. This is a fast-paced guide to provide an overview of Swift programming and then walks you through in detail how to write iOS applications. Progress through chapters on custom views, networking, parsing and build a complete application as a Git repository, all by using Swift as the core language
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Swift Essentials Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer


The Swift interpreter is a great way of learning how to program in Swift. It allows expressions, statements, and functions to be created and tested along with a command-line history that provides editing support. The basic collection types of arrays and collections, the standard data types, such as strings and numbers, optional values, and structures, were presented. Control flow and functions with positional, named, and variadic arguments, along with default values were also presented. Finally, the ability to write Swift scripts and run them from the command line was also demonstrated.

The next chapter will look at the other way of working with Swift code that is available on OS X, through the Xcode playground.