The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4.2)
Swift Programming Series
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
What's New in Version 4.2
- Updated for Swift 4.2. - Added information about accessing all of an enumeration’s cases to the Iterating over Enumeration Cases section. - Added information about #error and #warning to the Compile-Time Diagnostic Statement section. - Added information about inlining to the Declaration Attributes section under the inlinable and usableFromInline attributes. - Added information about members that are looked up by name at runtime to the Declaration Attributes section under the dynamicMemberLookup attribute. - Added information about the requires_stored_property_inits and warn_unqualified_access attributes to the Declaration Attributes section. - Added information about how to conditionally compile code depending on the Swift compiler version being used to the Conditional Compilation Block section. - Added information about #dsohandle to the Literal Expression section.
Certainly looks better than Objective C. Very thoroughly designed—and a well written language manual. (Now how do we get this into the browser?)
Many great examples
Very good introduction to Swift.
Can not wait for the sequel: "Swift's coming home" ;-)
- Category: Programming
- Published: 02 June 2014
- Publisher: Apple Inc.
- Print Length: 500 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Swift Programming Series
- Version: 4.2