English | November 23, 2020 | ISBN: 1800562152 | 418 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
A comprehensive guide for programming enthusiasts who wish to gain a firm command of the fundamentals and advanced Swift concepts
Sixth edition of this bestselling book, improved and updated to cover the latest version of the Swift 5.3 programming language
Get to grips with popular and modern design techniques to write easy-to-manage Swift code
Use core Swift features such as concurrency, generics, and copy-on-write in your code
Over the years, Mastering Swift has proven itself among developers as a popular choice for an in-depth and practical guide to the Swift programming language. This sixth edition comes with the latest features, an overall revision to align with Swift 5.3, and two new chapters on building swift from source and advanced operators.
From the basics of the language to popular features such as concurrency, generics, and memory management, this in-depth guide will help you develop your expertise and mastery of the language.
As you progress, you will gain practical insights into some of the most sophisticated elements in Swift development, including protocol extensions, error handling, and closures. The book will also show you how to use and apply them in your own projects. In later chapters, you will understand how to use the power of protocol-oriented programming to write flexible and easier-to-manage code in Swift. Finally, you will learn how to add the copy-on-write feature to your custom value types, along with understanding how to avoid memory management issues caused by strong reference cycles.
By the end of this Swift book, you will have mastered the Swift 5.3 language and developed the skills you need to effectively use its features to build robust applications.
What you will learn
Understand core Swift components, such as operators, collections, control flows, and functions
Identify how and when to use classes, structures, and enumerations
Use protocol-oriented design with extensions to write easy-to-manage code
Leverage design patterns with Swift to solve commonly occurring design problems
Apply copy-on-write for your custom value types to improve performance
Add concurrency to your applications using Grand Central Dispatch and operation queues
Implement generics to write flexible and reusable code
Who this book is for
This book is for beginners with a basic understanding of programming and experienced developers looking to learn Swift programming. Familiarity with Apple’s tools will be beneficial but not mandatory. All examples should also work on the Linux and Windows platforms
Table of Contents
Taking the First Steps with Swift
Swift Documentation and Installing Swift
Learning about Variables, Constants, Strings, and Operators
Using Swift Collections
Classes, Structures, and Protocols
Protocols and Protocol Extensions
Error Handling and Availability
Working with Closures
Advanced and Custom Operators
Concurrency and Parallelism in Swift
Custom Value Types
Swift Formatting and Style Guide
Adopting Design Patterns in Swift