Transitioning to Swift

Authors: Gardner, Scott, Gardner, Scott

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  • Transitioning to Swift is a fast-paced 200-page guide that will help you get up to speed quickly on Apple's new programming language for building the next generation of apps for Apple devices. It examines the similarities and differences between Swift and traditional Objective-C based programming, and builds upon your existing Objective-C skills to help you efficiently and successfully transition to writing powerful, expressive, and flexible code in Swift.

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About this book

Developing apps for Apple’s broadening platform of devices is an exciting topic these days. Apple created the Swift programming language to build state-of-the-art apps using the latest Apple technologies.

In this 200-page book, author Scott Gardner articulates the similarities and differences between traditional Objective-C based programming and Swift, revealing what you need to know from syntax changes to emerging best practices and paradigm shifts, to write powerful, expressive, and flexible code in Swift.

Written at a brisk pace and in a methodical style, you'll learn how to apply your Objective-C skills to successfully transition to programming in Swift.

In this book, you'll learn:

• What is Swift and how does it compare to Objective-C

• How to become proficient in Swift by leveraging your existing Objective-C skills

• How to take advantage of new capabilities in Swift

• What are the emerging best practices in Swift programming

Transitioning to Swift reaches out to all developers who are interested in creating state-of-the-art apps for Apple’s broadening platform of devices for both consumers and enterprise. Apple's introduction of the new Swift programming language raises many questions. This book addresses those questions directly, and prepares developers for building the next generation of apps in Swift to surprise and delight users the world over.

About the authors

Scott Gardner is an enterprise iOS architect, developer, and consultant. He is passionate about creating great user experiences and writing beautiful, maintainable code that upholds best practices in software design and engineering. Scott is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He resides in the Midwest with his wife and daughter.

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eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0406-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0407-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transitioning to Swift
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Scott Gardner and Scott Gardner
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0406-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0406-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0407-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
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