Learn Swift on the Mac: For OS X and iOS

Learn Swift on the Mac: For OS X and iOS

By: Waqar Malik (author)Paperback

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There's a new language in town. Swift is Apple's new, native, fast, and easy to learn programming language for iOS and OS X app development. It's their "Objective-C without the C". If you are an iOS developer or planning to become one, learning Swift is your #1 priority, and Learn Swift on the Mac tells you everything you need to get up to speed, well, swiftly. You'll start with the Swift Playground and an introduction to object-oriented programming so you can immediately see Swift in action. You then learn about all of the key language features like functions and closures, classes, methods, extensions, and how Swift works just as well as Objective-C when it comes to easy memory management with ARC. Finally you'll learn how to use Swift alongside Objective-C as well as with Core Data, and you'll learn how to put all of the pieces together with a health app using Apple's new HealthKit framework.

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About Author

Waqar Malik is a UNIX nerd and Macintosh fan, and has been for long time. He has been helping developers with Cocoa and UNIX since the early days of OS X, and now with iOS. He consults, and writes Cocoa apps for his own company, Crimson Research.


1. Hello Swift 2. The Swift Playground in Xcode 6 3. Accessing Swift's Compiler and Interpreter: REPL 4. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 5. Constants, Variables, and Data Types 6. Operators 7. Flow Control 8. Functions and Closures 9. Classes and Structures 10. Methods 11. Access Control 12. Inheritance 13. Extensions 14. Memory Management and ARC 15. Protocols 16. Generics 17. Expressions 18. Interoperability with Objective-C 19. Mix and Match 20. Working with Core Data 21. Consuming RESTful Services 22. Bringing it All Together

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781484203774
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9781484203774
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 1484203771

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