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Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 1

Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 1

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Through this guide's carefully constructed explanations and examples, you will develop an understanding of Swift grammar and the elements of effective Swift style - all thoroughly revised for Swift 5.3 and Xcode 12.

Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Swift training and its well-tested materials and methodology, this guide teaches concepts and coding through hands-on exercises. You will explore Swift features in Xcode playgrounds, and you will end by building sample apps for the command line and for macOS and iOS.

After working through the book, you will have the skills to confidently dive into learning app development for Apple platforms like iOS and macOS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134398013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Big Nerd Ranch Guides Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mikey Ward has been an instructor and software engineer at Big Nerd Ranch for over ten years. He has taught courses around the world on iOS and macOS development using Objective-C and Swift. He currently maintains the company's popular Swift Essentials course – the foundation for this book – as well as the Advanced iOS course. When Mikey is not teaching or writing, he can be found running a tabletop game or just out for a run.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started

2. Types, Constants, and Variables

3. Conditionals

4. Numbers

5. Switch

6. Loops

7. Strings

8. Arrays

9. Optionals

10. Dictionaries

11. Sets

12. Functions

13. Closures

14. Enumerations

15. Structs and Classes

16. Properties

17. Initialization

18. Value vs. Reference Types

19. Protocols

20. Extensions

21. Generics

22. Protocol Extensions

23. Error Handling

24. Memory Management and ARC

25. Equatable, Comparable, and Hashable

26. Property Wrappers

27. Command-Line Utilities

28. iOS and macOS Apps

29. Conclusion

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