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iOS 8 App Development Essentials - Second Edition: Learn to Develop iOS 8 Apps using Xcode and Swift 1.2 Paperback – April 12, 2015
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When I heard that Apple was releasing a new language called "Swift", for OS X and iOS application development, I must admit I was a little skeptical that it would be any better than Objective-C. After looking at some code examples in Apples excellent documentation, and how they have updated the Xcode IDE along with addition of "Playgrounds" feature, I was more than interested to give this new language chance.
I pick up the Kindle format of this book last month on my iPad. I have been going through the chapters of this book in my spare time, and typing out the examples using Playgrounds which allows me to get instantaneous feedback on the sections of code I am studying.
I am only about 1/3 through this book, but have it open for study every chance I get. I find it to be well written and flows nicely for an intermediate programmer like myself that is already familiar with Object Oriented programming fundamentals in a language like C#, or Java.
Neil Smyth's writing style I find to be clear, concise, and to the point. As I stated previously, I'm approaching Swift from a C# perspective, I know what functions, variables, conditional statements and objects are, and how they work. What I needed was book to help me map the knowledge I have of C# fundamentals, to how it works in Swift and Xcode.
This book "iOS 8 App Development Essentials", is proving to be a valuable resource in helping me with my desire to learn Swift and iOS application development. I highly recommend this to anyone already familiar with Object Oriented programming fundamentals looking to jump into iOS development.
Thoroughly recommended, and perhaps the most valuable iOS book I've read.