The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4.0.3)

The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4.0.3)

By Apple Inc.

  • Release Date: 2014-06-02
  • Genre: Programming
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,443 Ratings
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Description

Swift is a programming language for creating iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.

This book provides:
- A tour of the language.
- A detailed guide delving into each language feature.
- A formal reference for the language.

Reviews

  • Go Directly to Language Reference: The Basics

    5
    By MathOsGuru
    I previously posted a negative review based on students becoming confused and frustrated while reading the Welcome to Swift section which varies in page count based on your device. Roughly, the first 50+- pages should be avoided if you are completely new to programming. It is a good section for those who have prior programming knowledge but not for beginners. It can confuse beginners so much to cause them to give up all effort on learning Swift. With that said, if you are relatively new to programming, skip to the Language References in the contents and you will get started on The Basics subsection. Follow the book from that point forward, and this book is well worth the read. Kudos to Apple, Inc. for offering this book to the public free of charge. “Code is merely a steady flow of subjection and reinvention.” 01-13-2018
  • Overall nice book but code snippets not visible on iPhone

    4
    By arbijawe
    The code snippets seem to go outside of the screen on the iPhone and there is no way to see it. Please fix it.
  • A perfect book for mastering in swift

    5
    By ssamadgh
    If you want a book to better understand Swift this is it
  • Wonderful!

    5
    By Epicuberdude
    Looking to get into swift programming; so far so good!
  • Great Guide to get started

    4
    By Hotmandead
    Learning to develop apps for iOS this was the book right from the start to strengthen my core concepts and practise swift for better app developement. I recommend this book. Thought I wish one could increase the font size of the book on full screen mode on the mac when reading as the syntax for get is a bit small and have support for single page view. In-addition the only thing which bothers me everytime I come back for reference is that the book doesnt have subtopics listed for each topic so lets say I want to navigate quickly to the subtopic “functions with no return types" in functions topic I can't dive straigh into it from the table of contents which becomes a hassle to navigate from the start of the chapter all the way to the required text. Then again its something to be desired ,but not too bad and i wish apple updates the book soon Happy Coding.
  • Good book, but terrible upgrade experience.

    1
    By DeadlyDevice
    I’ve been reading the Swift Programming Language since the beginning, and every time a new update is released, it takes an obnoxious amount of time to upgrade my stored version on iBooks, and the highlighting is destroyed. Now I can’t remove my highlighting at all, and the download is corrupt (with the corrupt version locked on my iCloud). Just give me a PDF, FFS!!!! Inexcusable.
  • Cannot Download Swift 4

    1
    By MageAI
    I cannot download Swift 4 because it thinks I have it although I do have older versions. It says I can READ it but it opens an older version of Swift. Rating goes to iBooks ...
  • It’s corrupt

    1
    By Jdjdbe
    It says the book is corrupt. It’s not an isolated case as multiple reviews posted the same problems. Amazingly, it’s not fixed for quite some time! Nice job, Apple!
  • Would Be Great If I Can Read It.

    1
    By hanjoes
    The book doesn’t work, or the iBook App in general doesn’t work very well. Basically every time I wanted to navigate to a later chapter, it goes to revision history. Apple is getting worse every year.
  • Cool

    4
    By bikes fly
    I'm going to read this again.

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