Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow instructions,Swift For Dummies shows new and existing programmers how toquickly port existing Objective-C applications into Swift and getinto the swing of the new language like a pro. Designed from theground up to be a simpler programming language, it's never beeneasier to get started creating apps for the iPhone or iPad, orapplications for Mac OS X.
Inside the book, you'll find out how to set up Xcode for a newSwift application, use operators, objects, and data types, andcontrol program flow with conditional statements. You'll also getthe scoop on creating new functions, statements, and declarations,learn useful patterns in an object-oriented environment, and takeadvantage of frameworks to speed your coding along. Plus, you'llfind out how Swift does away with pointer variables and how toreference and dereference variables instead.
- Set up a playground development environment for Mac, iPhone,iPad, and wearable computers
- Move an existing Objective-C program to Swift
- Take advantage of framework components and subcomponents
- Create an app that uses location, mapping, and socialmedia
Whether you're an existing Objective-C programmer looking toport your code to Swift or you've never programmed for Apple in thepast, this fun and friendly guide gets you up to speed swiftly.
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