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Swift iOS Programming for Kids

By : Steffen D. Sommer, Jim Campagno
Book Image

Swift iOS Programming for Kids

By: Steffen D. Sommer, Jim Campagno

Overview of this book

This book starts at the beginning by introducing programming through easy to use examples with the Swift Playgrounds app. Kids are regularly encouraged to explore and play with new concepts to support knowledge acquisition and retention – these newly learned skills can then be used to express their own unique ideas. Children will be shown how to create their first iOS application and build their very own movie night application.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Swift iOS Programming for Kids
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Getting Set Up

Creating our program

You might be wondering when we are supposed to actually start writing some Swift code; it is right now. Let's go straight to the code by typing the following code in the editor of our playground:

print("Hello World")


All related source code for this chapter can be found here:

After writing this code in the editor, the playground should run. You can see this by checking whether the play button at the bottom changes to a stop button, or whether the status at the top shows Running instead of Ready. When the playground is done running, you should be able to see the result of our code in the right column. It should be as shown:

"Hello World\n"

Don't worry about \n being added to your print statement; it is simply Xcode adding it for our convenience. This sequence of characters ( \n ) will be translated into a new line when our application runs. This means that, if we add multiple print...