Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa Touch framework, and Swift 3—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 3 innovations: revised APIs, new Foundation bridged types, and more Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project from inception to App Store—including Xcode’s new automatic code signing and debugging features Construct app interfaces with 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 10.
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. Stay up-to-date on iOS 10 innovations, such as property animators, force touch, speech recognition, and the User Notification framework, as well as Xcode 8 improvements for autolayout and asset catalogs. All example code (now rewritten in Swift 3) is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run. 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 Want to brush up on the basics? Pick up iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals with Swift (978-1-491-97007-2) to learn about Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa. Together with Programming iOS 10, you’ll gain a solid, rigorous, and practical understanding of iOS 10 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.
Ready to build truly stunning apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch? This cookbook—written exclusively in Swift 3—provides more than 120 proven solutions for tackling the latest features in iOS 10 and watchOS 3. With these code-rich recipes, you’ll learn how to build dynamic voice interfaces with Siri and messaging apps with iMessage. You’ll also learn how to use interactive maps, multitasking functionality, the UI Testing framework, and many other features. This cookbook is ideal for intermediate and advanced iOS developers looking to work with the newest versions of Apple’s mobile operating systems. Each recipe includes reusable code that's available on GitHub, so you can put it to work right away. Let users interact with your apps and services through Siri Write your own iMessage extensions that allow added interactivity Work with features in Swift 3, Xcode 8, and Interface Builder Build standalone apps for Apple Watch Create vibrant user interfaces with new UIKit features Use Spotlight APIs to make your app content searchable Add Picture in Picture playback functionality to iPad apps Take advantage of MapKit and Core Location updates Use Apple’s new UI Testing framework Liven up your UI with gravity and turbulence fields
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
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
Learn how to use the power of Xcode to turn your next great app idea into a reality About This Book Learn the theory and tools behind app development using Swift 3 and Xcode 8 Build a fully featured iOS app, including a companion app for the Apple Watch Optimize, debug, and ultimately release your app on Test Flight and the App Store Who This Book Is For This book is intended for programmers looking to get a jump-start into the world of iOS development. Whether you're a young student who has only spent a few months with Java, or a seasoned developer who has spent their career developing for a different platform, all that is expected is a basic understanding of a programming language such as C++, C#, or Java. What You Will Learn Understand the most important features of the Xcode IDE Write Swift 3 code for application data models and view controllers Prepare visual layouts for an iOS application using storyboards, size classes, and auto-layout Integrate many common technologies into an app, such as multi-touch gestures, CoreData, and notifications Build companion applications for the Apple Watch with watchOS 3 Debug applications using Xcode's suite of debugging tools, and prevent bugs with unit testing Optimize an application using Xcode 8's profiling tools and asset catalogs Distribute a beta application through TestFlight, and a finished application through the App Store In Detail Over the last few years, we've seen a breakthrough in mobile computing and the birth of world-changing mobile apps. With a reputation as one of the most user-centric and developer-friendly platforms, iOS is the best place to launch your next great app idea. As the official tool to create iOS applications, Xcode is chock full of features aimed at making a developer's job easier, faster, and more fun. This book will take you from complete novice to a published app developer, and covers every step in between. You'll learn the basics of iOS application development by taking a guided tour through the Xcode software and Swift programming language, before putting that knowledge to use by building your first app called “Snippets.” Over the course of the book, you will continue to explore the many facets of iOS development in Xcode by adding new features to your app, integrating gestures and sensors, and even creating an Apple Watch companion app. You'll also learn how to use the debugging tools, write unit tests, and optimize and distribute your app. By the time you make it to the end of this book, you will have successfully built and published your first iOS application. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide presents topics in a hands-on lecture format where concepts are introduced and explained, then used in an example as reinforcement. The first third of the book covers the separate building blocks of development, while the second two thirds cover the development of an app from start to finish.
Learn to make iOS apps even if you have absolutely no programming experience. This hands-on book takes you from idea to App Store, using real-world examples—such as driving a car or eating at a restaurant—to teach programming and app development. You’ll learn concepts through clear, concise, jargon-free language. This book focuses on Apple’s new programming language, Swift. Each lesson is divided into two parts: the lecture portion explains the terms and concepts through examples, and the exercise portion helps you apply these concepts while building real-world apps, like a tip calculator. Learn how to think differently—and see the world from a whole new perspective. Learn the basic building blocks of programming Dive into the Swift programming language Make apps for iPhone and iPad Use GPS in your app to find a user’s location Take or select photos with your app Integrate your app with Facebook and Twitter Submit your app to the App Store Manage and market your app on the App Store
Author: Matthew Mathias
Publisher: Pearson Technology Group
Release Date: 2016-11-23
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Through the authors' carefully constructed explanations and examples, you will develop an understanding of Swift grammar and the elements of effective Swift style. This book is written for Swift 3.0 and will also show you how to navigate Xcode 8 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 the book, you will have the knowledge and confidence to develop your own solutions to a wide range of programming challenges using Swift.
NOTE: This edition is now out of date, and does not conform with the current version of Swift. Please check out the newer edition instead, which is ISBN 9780134289779. LEARNING A NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE can be daunting. With Swift, Apple has lowered the barrier of entry for developing iOS and OS X apps by giving developers an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. If you are new to Swift, this book is for you. If you have never used C, C++, or Objective-C, this book is definitely for you. With this handson guide, you’ll quickly be writing Swift code, using Playgrounds to instantly see the results of your work. Author Boisy G. Pitre gives you a solid grounding in key Swift language concepts–including variables, constants, types, arrays, and dictionaries–before he shows you how to use Swift’s innovative Xcode integrated development environment to create apps for iOS and OS X. THIS BOOK INCLUDES: Detailed instruction, ample illustrations, and clear examples Real-world guidance and advice Best practices from an experienced Mac and iOS developer Emphasis on how to use Xcode, Playgrounds, and the REPL COMPANION WEBSITE: www.peachpit.com/swiftbeginners includes additional resources.
If you’re grounded in the basics of Objective-C and Xcode, this practical guide takes you through the components you need for building your own iOS apps. With examples from real apps and programming situations, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and use iOS frameworks for adding features such as audio and video. Learn how to create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views—and make them respond to touch Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of material in a way that’s understandable to users Explore UIKit interface widgets in-depth, such as scroll views, table views, text, web views, and controls Delve into Cocoa frameworks for sensors, maps, location, sound, and video Access user libraries: music, photos, address book, and calendar Examine additional topics including files, threading, and networking New iOS 7 topics covered include asset catalogs, snapshots, template images, keyframe and spring view animation, motion effects, tint color, fullscreen views and bar underlapping, background downloading and app refresh, Text Kit, Dynamic Type, speech synthesis, and many others. Example projects are available on GitHub. Want to brush up on the basics? Pick up iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals to learn about Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa language features such as notifications, delegation, memory management, and key-value coding. Together with Programming iOS 7, you’ll gain a solid, rigorous, and practical understanding of iOS 7 development.
Author: Jesse Feiler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Swift is the future of Apple programming - the heir apparent to Objective-C, and that's good news! Designed from the ground up to be a simpler programming language, it's now easier than ever to get started creating apps for iPhone or iPad, or applications for Mac OS X! Trust Dummies to get you off to a strong start with Swift, whether you are an existing Objective-C programmer looking to port your code to Swift or even if you've never programmed for Apple in the past. Find out how to set up Xcode for a new Swift applications, use operators, objects, and data types; control program flow with conditional statement; and create new functions, statements, and declarations. Learn useful patterns in an object-oriented environment and take advantage of frameworks to speed your coding along. Find out how Swift does away with pointer variables and how to reference and dereference variables instead. Existing programmers will find out how to quickly port existing objective-c applications into Swift and get into the swing of the new language very ... swiftly. In the book, you'll find coverage of: -Moving existing Objective-C code to Swift -Operators -Collections and objects -Data types -Controlling data flow -Creating and using functions -Expressions -Statements -Patterns, generic parameters, and arguments -Initializing and deinitializing data -Closures -Classes -Methods -Memory management with automatic reference counting -Casting and nesting types -Using extensions and protocols