Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design

Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design

by Boisy G. Pitre


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Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design by Boisy G. Pitre

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 programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Now in its second edition, Swift for Beginners has been updated to accommodate the evolving features of this rapidly adopted language.

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.


  • Detailed instruction, ample illustrations, and clear examples
  • Best practices from an experienced Mac and iOS developer
  • Emphasis on how to use Xcode, Playgrounds, and the REPL


www.peachpit.com/swiftbeginners2 includes additional resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134289779
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Series: Develop and Design Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 412,963
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Boisy Pitre is Mobile Visionary at Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, where he leads a team of engineers developing for mobile platforms. Perviously, he was a senior software engineer in the Mac Products Group at Nuance Communications, maker of Dragon dictation software. Boisy also writes the "Developer to Developer" monthly column in MacTech magazine and has spoken at conferences such as MacTech and Cocoaconf.

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