Stay motivated and overcome obstacles while learning to use Swift Playgrounds to be a great iOS developer. This book is perfect for those with no programming background, those with some programming experience but no object-oriented experience, or those that have a great idea for an app but haven’t programmed since school, and it is now updated for Swift 4.
Many people have a difficult time believing they can learn to write iOS apps. Swift 4 for Absolute Beginners will show you how to do so. You'll learn Object Oriented Programming and be introduced to HealthKit before moving on to write your own iPhone and Watch apps from scratch.
Gary Bennett and Brad Lees are full-time professional iOS developers and have developed a broad spectrum of apps for Fortune 500 companies. The authors have taken their combined 14 years of writing apps, teaching online iOS courses, the experience from their first three iOS books, along with their online instruction and free online forum at XcelMe.com to create an excellent training book. And the material in this book is supplemented by with the free, live online training sessions.
What You’ll Learn
- Work with Swift classes, properties, and functions
- Examine proper user interface and user experience design
- Understand Swift data types: integers, floats, strings, and Booleans
- Use Swift data collections: arrays and dictionaries
- Review Boolean logic, comparing data, and flow control
Who This Book Is For
Anyone who wants to learn to develop apps for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and Watch using the Swift programming language. No previous programming experience is necessary.
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About the Author
Brad Lees has more than a decade of experience in application development and server management. He has specialized in creating and initiating software programs in real-estate development systems and financial institutions. His career has been highlighted by his positions as information systems manager at The Lyle Anderson Company, product development manager for Smarsh, vice president of application development for iNation, and IT manager at The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership, the largest architectural firm in Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, Brad and his wife, Natalie, reside in Phoenix with their five children.
Stefan Kaczmarek is a software Engineer with over 20 years of experience specializing in mobile applications, large-scale software systems, project management, network protocols, encryption algorithms, and audio/video codecs. He has experience developing iOS software from webcams to fitness to education to point of sale. Stefan is also the author of Objective-C For Absolute Beginners.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1: Becoming a Great iOS Developer
Ch. 2: Programming Basics
Ch. 3: It’s All about the Data
Ch. 4: Making Decisions, Program Flow, and App Design
Ch. 5: Object-Oriented Programming with Swift
Ch. 6: Learning Swift and Xcode
Ch. 7: Swift Classes, Objects, and Methods
Ch. 8: Programming Basics in Swift
Ch. 9: Comparing Data
Ch. 10: Creating User Interfaces
Ch. 11: Storing Information
Ch. 12: Protocols and Delegates
Ch. 13: Introducing the Xcode Debugger
Ch. 14: A Swift iPhone App
Ch. 15: Developing an Apple Watch App