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Learn Swift by Building Applications

By : Emil Atanasov, Giordano Scalzo, Emil Atanasov
Book Image

Learn Swift by Building Applications

By: Emil Atanasov, Giordano Scalzo, Emil Atanasov

Overview of this book

Swift Language is now more powerful than ever; it has introduced new ways to solve old problems and has gone on to become one of the fastest growing popular languages. It is now a de-facto choice for iOS developers and it powers most of the newly released and popular apps. This practical guide will help you to begin your journey with Swift programming through learning how to build iOS apps. You will learn all about basic variables, if clauses, functions, loops, and other core concepts; then structures, classes, and inheritance will be discussed. Next, you’ll dive into developing a weather app that consumes data from the internet and presents information to the user. The final project is more complex, involving creating an Instagram like app that integrates different external libraries. The app also uses CocoaPods as its package dependency manager, to give you a cutting-edge tool to add to your skillset. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to model real-world apps in Swift.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Adding Interactivity to Your First App

Forking a repository

You will have to open a web browser and open Then, open the project that you want to fork. To create a fork, you have to click on the Fork button at the top:

This will initiate the process of forking, which means that a special copy of the project will be created and you will have the rights to change its code in that very copy:

Now, you can see that the project exists at the following address:{user-name}/YPImagePicker/.

{user-name} will be replaced with your GitHub username.

We have to check if the project has some rules or policies when we want to make a contribution. This is individual for each project.

You have to checkout the project to make your changes. You can use the Terminal and execute the following command:

git clone{user-name}/YPImagePicker/ 

Here is how you can fetch the source code...