Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organise and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Swift for the Really Impatient

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Swift for the Really Impatient is the perfect jumpstart to the Swift language for every experienced Objective-C developer. Leading iOS and OS X developers Matt Henderson and Dave Wood help you take full advantage of Swift’s powerful innovations, without wasting time on basics you already know.

Through expert code examples and crystal-clear explanations, Henderson and Wood reveal how Swift features improve on Objective-C and show how to make the most of them. You’ll quickly master “Swift-er” techniques for using objects, classes, optionals, generics, functions, closures, and more. Each chapter includes hands-on exercises designed to reinforce and deepen your skills.

You’ll learn how to re-implement common Objective-C programming solutions in Swift, improving code clarity, power, and performance on both desktop and mobile devices. And, because you probably won’t (or can’t) abandon Objective-C anytime soon, you’ll discover how to use both languages together, smoothly integrate Swift into existing projects and workflows, and gradually move your current code base into the future. Coverage includes
Using Swift’s new patterns and concise, expressive syntax to produce safer, more reliable codeLeveraging the surprising power of Swift’s data structuresUtilizing Swift’s type system to help prevent errors common in other languagesUsing optionals to correctly handle invalid, missing, or unknown valuesImplementing generics to reduce duplication, improve power, and simplify maintenanceInteracting with C and Objective-C APIs Abstracting functionality for reusable code while maintaining type safetyIsolating code in clean, flexible, low-overhead closuresCombining Swift with Objective-C in the same projectAvoiding gotchas when importing Objective-C classes in Swift projectsNesting types to improve code clarityCreating shared objects with singletonsManaging threading and concurrency with Swift’s advanced Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) patterns

Swift for the Really Impatient
View in iTunes
  • £9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Programming
  • Published: 19 December 2014
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book.