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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

Pull request

You have forked the repository so it knows its origins. This will allow us to use GitHub's special function to bundle all changes made. Then, we can easily send them in a special format to the original repository. Then, they can be easily applied to the original project. If approved, your contribution becomes part of the open source project and GitHub keeps that visible.

The maintainers of some projects keep a list of all contributors to their project on a visible place. This way, they acknowledge the contribution to the project and share that with the community.

The format that GitHub uses to send the changes back to the original project repository is called a pull request.

A pull request shows all the changes that you have made in your repository (a specific branch in it) compared to the origin. Once the request is opened, it tracks all the changes between...