Paperback: 828 pages
Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (November 19, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
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I got this book from another store, not since it was a little expensive here. Its not like any other programming book, its an experience that kind of stays with you.This book is fabulous. I have been wanting to learn the iOS development from a long time. When Swift came out, I jumped right on to it. However, there weren't many books or resources available online. Most of them taught the swift dynamics and none of them taught how to build a real app. I mean, I get what classes are, protocols are, but then what?This book has that real meat. It teaches you how to use Xcode from scratch. If you have used other IDE's like IntelliJ or something, I am sure you might be laughing that whats there to learn in an IDE. I thought the same, and I have to admit that I was being dumb. You just can't learn Interface Builder on your own. Yes you can type code and do the same things as you do in other languages form day 1. But building the interfaces is kind of complex at first. And this book takes you from step 1 to Step 100 without missing even a single one of them. The authors have done a wonderful job in detailing each and every step, click that you do on Xcode. Its the first programming book of this nature that I have read.If you are a beginner like me who knows programming and wants to build an iPhone app, this book is for you. Thats the bright side of it.The dark (gray) side now: This book assumes you know what programming is. Its not a no brainer course. It assumes you know what swift is and how to write code in swift. The main focus is not on making you learn about swift. The book teaches you how to use swift and Xcode to build apps. They have an appendix at the end which talks about basics of swift.
There are just so many books out there that either assume you are an idiot or an expert: this book presents example after example taking you from the basics to a great understanding of iPhone Development with Xcode and Swift.Each example gradually builds up, working with what you have already learnt and uses small apps that are sufficiently complex that they do represent the real code that you will want to use. Because Swift is building on an existing heritage of code, there are many obscure ways of using the iPhone SDK to achieve what you want and need. This book gently takes you through each step, showing alternative approaches as you work through the book (particularly with Xcode there are many different way to do the same thing, but this book gradually shows you those ways); equally, with the different toolkits, it is obvious that Apple has migrated between ways to do things (e.g. function parameters to closures). This book gives you an excellent starting point for what ever you want to achieve.It is one of the very few programming books I have ever read (and worked through all the non-trivial examples) from start to finish, finding new nuggets in every chapter. Even at the end, when I finally went through their overview of Swift, I found answers to aspects of the language, that while I could use, I did not fully understand.A word of advice: Do not second guess the authors, and assume that because you would have done it differently, they are wrong: frequently later in the chapter they point out shortcomings in their original code and show how to improve it or explain why they have taken that particular approach.
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