Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 9 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple’s acclaimed programming language, Swift 4. With this thoroughly updated guide, you’ll learn the Swift language, understand Apple’s Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework. Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts Become familiar with built-in Swift types Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project Learn how nibs are loaded Understand Cocoa’s event-driven design Communicate with C and Objective-C In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features. Multiline strings and improved dictionaries Object serialization Key paths and key–value observing Expanded git integration Code refactoring And more!
Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa Touch framework, and Swift 2.0—the latest version of Apple's acclaimed programming language. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn Swift’s object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple's development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have. Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts: variables and functions, scopes and namespaces, object types and instances Become familiar with built-in Swift types such as numbers, strings, ranges, tuples, Optionals, arrays, dictionaries, and sets Learn how to declare, instantiate, and customize Swift object types—enums, structs, and classes Discover powerful Swift features such as protocols and generics Catch up on Swift 2.0 innovations: option sets, protocol extensions, error handling, guard statements, availability checks, and more Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project from inception to App Store Create app interfaces with nibs and the nib editor, Interface Builder Understand Cocoa’s event-driven model and its major design patterns and features Find out how Swift communicates with Cocoa’s C and Objective-C APIs Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 9.
If you’re grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads Stay up-to-date on iOS 11 innovations, such as: Drag and drop Autolayout changes (including the new safe area) Stretchable navigation bars Table cell swipe buttons Dynamic type improvements Offline sound file rendering, image picker controller changes, new map annotation types, and more All example code (now rewritten in Swift 4) is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run. Want to brush up on the basics? Pick up iOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift to learn about Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa. Together with Programming iOS 11, you’ll gain a solid, rigorous, and practical understanding of iOS 11 development.
Begin your iOS mobile application development journey with this accessible, practical guide About This Book Use Swift 3 and latest iOS 10 features to build awesome apps for iPhone and iPad Explore and use a wide range of Apple development tools to become a confident iOS developer From prototype to App Store—find out how to build an app from start to finish! Who This Book Is For This book is for beginners who want to be able to create iOS applications. If you have some programming experience, this book is a great way to get a full understanding of how to create an iOS application from scratch and submit it to the App Store. You do not need any knowledge of Swift or any prior programming experience. What You Will Learn Get to grips with Swift 3 and Xcode, the building blocks of Apple development Get to know the fundamentals of Swift, including variables, constants, and control flow Discover the distinctive design principles that define the iOS user experience See how to prototype your app with Swift's Playgrounds feature Build a responsive UI that looks great on a range of devices Find out how to use CoreLocation to add location services to your app Add push notifications to your app Make your app able to be used on both iPhone and iPad In Detail You want to build iOS applications for iPhone and iPad—but where do you start? Forget sifting through tutorials and blog posts, this is a direct route into iOS development, taking you through the basics and showing you how to put the principles into practice. With every update, iOS has become more and more developer-friendly, so take advantage of it and begin building applications that might just take the App Store by storm! Whether you're an experienced programmer or a complete novice, this book guides you through every facet of iOS development. From Xcode and Swift—the building blocks of modern Apple development—and Playgrounds for beginners, one of the most popular features of the iOS development experience, you'll quickly gain a solid foundation to begin venturing deeper into your development journey. For the experienced programmer, jump right in and learn the latest iOS 10 features. You'll also learn the core elements of iOS design, from tables to tab bars, as well as more advanced topics such as gestures and animations that can give your app the edge. Find out how to manage databases, as well as integrating standard elements such as photos, GPS into your app. With further guidance on beta testing with TestFlight, you'll quickly learn everything you need to get your project on the App Store! Style and approach Created for anyone that wants to build their first iOS application, this book offers practical, actionable guidance through iOS development. Combining engaging visuals with accessible, step-by-step instructiona and explanation, this book will not only develop the your understanding, but also show you how to put your knowledge to work.
Get valuable hands-on experience with Swift 3, the latest version of Apple’s programming language. With this practical guide, skilled programmers with little or no knowledge of Apple development will learn how to code with Swift 3 by developing three complete, tightly linked versions of the Notes application for the OS X, iOS, and watchOS platforms. In the process, you’ll learn Swift’s fundamentals, including its syntax and features, along with the basics of the Cocoa, CocoaTouch, and WatchKit frameworks. This book teaches you how to use common design patterns for Swift, how to structure an application for Apple’s platforms, and how to submit working apps to the App Store. Divided into four distinct parts, this book includes: Swift 2 basics: Learn Swift’s basic building blocks and features for object-oriented development OS X app development: Set up the document model, build out features, and sync data with iCloud iOS app development: Use multimedia, contacts, location, notifications, and iCloud files to build a fully featured iOS Notes app Advanced app extensions: Build an Apple Watch app, and learn how to debug, monitor, and test all three of your Swift apps
iOS 11, Swift 4, and Xcode 9 provide many new APIs for iOS developers. With this cookbook, you’ll learn more than 170 proven solutions for tackling the latest features in iOS 11 and watchOS 4, including new ways to use Swift and Xcode to make your day-to-day app development life easier. This collection of code-rich recipes also gets you up to speed on continuous delivery and continuous integration systems. Ideal for intermediate and advanced iOS developers looking to work with the newest version of iOS, these recipes include reusable code on GitHub, so you can put them to work in your project right away. Among the topics covered in this book: New features in Swift 4 and Xcode 9 Tools for continuous delivery and continuous integration Snapshot testing and test automation Creating document-based applications Updated Map view and Core Location features iOS 11’s Security and Password Autofill Data storage with Apple’s Core Data Creating lively user interfaces with UI Dynamics Building iMessage applications and sticker packages Integrating Siri into your apps with Siri Kit Creating fascinating apps for Apple Watch
Ready to build apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac now that Swift has landed? If you’re an experienced programmer who’s never touched Apple developer tools, this hands-on book shows you how to use the Swift language to make incredible iOS and OS X apps, using Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Learn how to use Swift in a wide range of real-world situations, with Cocoa features such as Event Kit and Core Animation. You’ll pick up Swift language features and syntax along the way, and understand why using Swift (instead of Objective-C) makes iOS and Mac app development easier, faster, and safer. You’ll also work with several exercises to help you practice as you learn. Learn the OS X and iOS application lifecycle Use storyboards to design adaptive interfaces Explore graphics systems, including the built-in 2D and 3D game frameworks Display video and audio with AVFoundation Store data locally with the file system, or on the network with iCloud Display lists or collections of data with table views and collection views Build apps that let users create, edit, and work with documents Use MapKit, Core Location, and Core Motion to interact with the world
Author: Matthew Mathias
Publisher: Pearson Technology Group
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Through the authors' carefully constructed explanations and examples, you will develop an understanding of Swift grammar and the elements of effective Swift style. Written for Swift 2.0, the book is also compatible with Swift 2.1. You will also learn how to navigate Xcode 7 and get the most out of Apple's documentation. Throughout the book, the authors share their insights into Swift to ensure that you understand the hows and whys of Swift and can put that understanding to use in different contexts. After working through this book, you will have the knowledge and confidence to develop your own solutions to a wide range of programming challenges using Swift.
Author: Stephen G. Kochan
Release Date: 2012-10-29
Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition Updated for OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and Xcode 4.5 Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and OS X platforms. The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners and experienced programmers alike can use this book to quickly and effectively learn the fundamentals of Objective-C. Readers can also learn the concepts of object-oriented programming without having to first learn all of the intricacies of the underlying C programming language. This unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. This edition has been fully updated to incorporate new features in Objective-C programming introduced with Xcode 4.4 (OS X Mountain Lion) and Xcode 4.5 (iOS 6.) “The best book on any programming language that I’ve ever read. If you want to learn Objective-C, buy it.”–Calvin Wolcott “An excellent resource for a new programmer who wants to learn Objective-C as their first programming language–a woefully underserved market.”–Pat Hughes Contents at a Glance 1 Introduction Part I The Objective-C Language 2 Programming in Objective-C 3 Classes, Objects, and Methods 4 Data Types and Expressions 5 Program Looping 6 Making Decisions 7 More on Classes 8 Inheritance 9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding 10 More on Variables and Data Types 11 Categories and Protocols 12 The Preprocessor 13 Underlying C Language Features Part II The Foundation Framework 14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework 15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections 16 Working with Files 17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) 18 Copying Objects 19 Archiving Part III Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK 20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch 21 Writing iOS Applications Appendixes A Glossary B Address Book Program Source Code
Author: Jesse Feiler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Get up and running with Swift—swiftly Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow instructions, Swift For Dummies shows new and existing programmers how to quickly port existing Objective-C applications into Swift and get into the swing of the new language like a pro. Designed from the ground up to be a simpler programming language, it's never been easier to get started creating apps for the iPhone or iPad, or applications for Mac OS X. Inside the book, you'll find out how to set up Xcode for a new Swift application, use operators, objects, and data types, and control program flow with conditional statements. You'll also get the scoop on creating new functions, statements, and declarations, learn useful patterns in an object-oriented environment, and take advantage of frameworks to speed your coding along. Plus, you'll find out how Swift does away with pointer variables and how to reference and dereference variables instead. Set up a playground development environment for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and wearable computers Move an existing Objective-C program to Swift Take advantage of framework components and subcomponents Create an app that uses location, mapping, and social media Whether you're an existing Objective-C programmer looking to port your code to Swift or you've never programmed for Apple in the past, this fun and friendly guide gets you up to speed swiftly.
Author: B. J. Miller
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Offers twenty-four lessons teaching how to build next-generation OS X and iOS apps using Apple's new programming language, with step-by-step instructions for such common tasks as using operators, iterating code with loops, and introducing generics.
Learn How To Program with Swift 2! Swift is the easiest way to get started developing on Apple's platforms: iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. With the release of Swift 2 in 2015, the Swift language is packed with even more features and enhancements. In this book, you'll learn the basics of Swift from getting started with playgrounds to simple operations to building your own types. Everything you'll learn is platform-neutral; you'll have a firm understanding of Swift by the end of this book, and you'll be ready to move on to whichever app platform you're interested in. Who This Book Is For: This book is for complete beginners to Swift 2. No prior programming experience is necessary! Topics Covered in The Swift Apprentice Playground basics: Learn about the coding environment where you can quickly and easily try out your code as you learn. Numbers and strings: These are the basic kinds of data in any app -learn how to use them in Swift. Making Decisions: Your code doesn't always run straight through -learn how to use conditions and decide what to do. Functions: Group your code together into reusable chunks to run and pass around. Collection Types: Discover the many ways Swift offers to store and organize data into collections. Building Your Own Types: Learn how to model elements in your app using classes, structures and enumerations. Protocols & Protocol-Oriented Programming: Define protocols to make your code more interface-based and compositional. Error Handling: Make your code more robust and flexible by signaling and handling error conditions gracefully. Functional Programming: Learn how to use Swift in a functional style and how this can make your code clearer and easier to reason about. After reading this book and completing your Swift apprenticeship by working through the included exercises and challenges, you'll be ready to take on app development on the platform of your choice!"
The Swift programming language has transformed the world of iOS development and started a new age of modern development. Pro Design Patterns in Swift shows you how to harness the power and flexibility of Swift to apply the most important and enduring design patterns to your applications, taking your development projects to master level. This book will teach you those design patterns that have always been present at some level in your code, but may not have been recognized, acknowledged, or fully utilized. Implementation of specific pattern approaches will prove their value to any Swift developer. Best-selling author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from design patterns. He starts with the nuts-and-bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need. Pro Design Patterns in Swift brings design patterns to life and shows you how to bring structure and scale to your Swift code with a practical, no-nonsense approach.