9780134021362

Swift for Programmers

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    9780134021362

  • ISBN10:

    0134021363

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/22/2015
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Summary

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Apple’s new Swift programming language for the iOS® and OS X® platforms

Written for programmers with a background in object-oriented programming in a C-based language like Objective-C, Java, C# or C++, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach with scores of complete, working, real-world programs to explore the new Swift language in depth. The code examples feature syntax shading, code highlighting, rich commenting, line-by-line code walkthroughs and live program outputs. The book features thousands of lines of proven Swift code, and tips that will help you build robust applications.

Start with an introduction to Swift using an early classes and objects approach, then rapidly move on to more advanced topics. When you master the material, you’ll be ready to build industrial-strength object-oriented Swift applications.


About This Book

The Swift programming language was arguably the most significant announcement at Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference. Although apps can still be developed in Objective-C®, Apple says that Swift is its applications programming and systems programming language of the future.

Swift is a contemporary language with simpler syntax than Objective-C. Because Swift is new, its designers were able to include popular programming language features from languages such as Objective-C, Java, C#, Ruby, Python® and many others. These features include automatic reference counting (ARC), type inference, optionals, String interpolation, tuples, closures (lambdas), extensions, generics, operator overloading, functions with multiple return values, switch statement enhancements and more. We’ve been able to develop apps more quickly in Swift than with Objective-C and the code is shorter, clearer and runs faster on today’s multi-core architectures.

Swift also eliminates the possibility of many errors common in other languages, making your code more robust and secure. Some of these error-prevention features include no implicit conversions, ARC, no pointers, required braces around every control statement’s body, assignment operators that do not return values, requiring initialization of all variables and constants before they’re used, array bounds checking, automatic checking for overflow of integer calculations, and more. You can combine Swift and Objective-C in the same app to enhance existing Objective-C apps without having to rewrite all the code. Your apps will easily be able to interact with the Cocoa®/Cocoa Touch® frameworks, which are largely written in Objective-C.

You can also use the new Xcode playgrounds with Swift. A playground is an Xcode window in which you can enter Swift code that compiles and executes as you type it. This allows you to see and hear your code’s results as you write it, quickly find and fix errors, and conveniently experiment with features of Swift and the Cocoa/Cocoa Touch frameworks.

Practical, Example-Rich Coverage of:

  • Classes, Objects, Methods, Properties
  • Initializers, Deinitializers, Bridging
  • Tuples, Array and Dictionary Collections
  • Structures, Enumerations, Closures, ARC
  • Inheritance, Polymorphism, Protocols
  • Type Methods, Type Properties
  • Generics; Strings and Characters
  • Operator Overloading, Operator Functions, Custom Operators, Subscripts
  • Access Control; Type Casting and Checking
  • Nested Types, Nested Methods
  • Optionals, Optional Chaining, Extensions
  • Xcode, Playgrounds, Intro to Cocoa Touch® with a Fully Coded iOS® 8 Tip Calculator App
  • Overflow Operators, Attributes, Patterns
  • More topics online

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT XCODE AND SWIFT: With Xcode 6.3 and Swift 1.2, Apple introduced several changes in Swift that affect the book's source code. Please visit www.deitel.com/books/iOS8FP1 for updated source code. The changes do not affect Xcode 6.2 users. You can download Xcode 6.2 from developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action (you’ll have to log in with your Apple developer account to see the list of downloads).

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Author Biography

Paul Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Developer designations, and is an Oracle Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered hundreds of programming courses worldwide to clients, including Cisco, IBM, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, SunGard Higher Education, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He and his co-author, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming-language textbook/professional book/video authors.

Dr. Harvey Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has over 50 years of experience in the computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston University. He has extensive college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., in 1991 with his son, Paul. The Deitels’ publications have earned international recognition, with translations published in Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Polish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Greek, Urdu and Turkish. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of programming courses to corporate, academic, government and military clients.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Swift Programming (comments, types, constants, variables, operators, basics of strings and characters, and printing)
Chapter 2: Control Statements, Conditions and Assertions
Chapter 3: Functions and Closures
Chapter 4: Tuples, Arrays and Dictionaries
Chapter 5: Classes (stored and computed properties, methods, initialization, deinitialization, stored variable observers, property observers)
Chapter 6: Structures and Enumerations
Chapter 7: Inheritance and Polymorphism
Chapter 8: Protocols (Existing and Custom)
Chapter 9: Generics
Chapter 10: Strings and Characters: A Deeper Look
Chapter 11: Operator Overloading, Operator Functions and Custom Operators
Chapter 12: Type Casting and the Type Check Operator (is)
Chapter 13: Nested Types and Nested Methods
Chapter 14: Optionals and Optional Chaining
Chapter 15: Extensions—Adding New Features to Existing Types
Chapter 16: Subscripts for Programmer-Defined Types
Chapter 17: Attributes
Chapter 18: Patterns
Chapter 19: Bitwise Operators and Overflow Operators
Appendix A: Keywords and Reserved Words
Appendix B: Operator Precedence and Associativity

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