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The Swift Programming Language (Swift 3.0.1)

Swift Programming Series

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks 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.


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Customer Reviews

In Depth

Covers a lot and in depth. Appreciated humorous sample code such as the rick roll and Firefly reference.

Great book about the programming language

It is a great book about the programming language, but what about the API’s?
The most important is not to learn the PL it self, that’s a pre-requisite. SWIFT will be an another PL (simpler at no doubts) to develop for iOS and OSX. However, the COCOA and COCOA Touch use is key to achieve any significant result. Apple should focus on a book about it.


Looks intriguing. The programming language itself does combine familiar elements, but until I know exactly what it can do, I can't judge the programming language itself.

As for the way the book was written, it seems like it won't be a good starting point for beginners. The programming language itself looks okay for beginners, but the book looks like it tends to someone with more experience with other languages first.

All in all, Swift is something I'll have to wait out to see its real purposes as I continue to delve into the book.

The Swift Programming Language (Swift 3.0.1)
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  • Free
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Programming
  • Published: Jun 02, 2014
  • Publisher: Apple Inc.
  • Seller: Apple Inc.
  • Print Length: 500 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Swift Programming Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 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.

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