Mastering Xcode 7 and Swift

Mastering Xcode 7 and Swift

By Kevin J McNeish

  • Release Date: 2015-11-23
  • Genre: Programming
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Description

The Most In-Depth Coverage of Xcode 7
Mastering Xcode and Swift contains the most in-depth coverage of Xcode that you will find! It is a deep dive into the tools and technologies of Xcode and Swift. This book helps you master techniques including:

- Creating an app architecture that lets your apps run on iOS devices, Apple Watch and Apple TV
- How to use all of the iOS user-interface controls
- Best practices for implementing Core Data
- In-depth coverage of using table views to manage lists of data
- Making the most of the user interface Auto Layout model
- Mastering Dynamic Type
- Implementing In-App purchases
- And much more!

Step-by-Step Instructional Videos Provide Clear Instruction!
Mastering Xcode and Swift includes over a dozen step-by-step instructional videos that help you perform the step-by-step instructions detailed in the book.

Sample Projects Speed your App Development!
This book also comes with nearly 30 sample projects that demonstrate the technologies of Xcode and Swift. It also includes Swift helper classes you can include in your own projects to make building iOS apps far easier! About the Author
Kevin McNeish is a featured writer and blogger for iPhoneLife magazine as well as author of the best-selling iOS App Development for Non-Programmers book series, winner of the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award. Kevin is creator of iOS apps including iElectionDay (awarded iPad App of the week), Robot Tic-Tac-Toe and is also Chief Software Architect of Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc. He has a knack for explaining difficult concepts in a way that you can truly understand.

Kevin's iPhoneLife blog: http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/kevin%20mcneish

Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kjmcneish

Reviews

  • The best book for mastering Xcode

    5
    By ssamadgh
    I searched a lot to find a book or course to learning Xcode and these series of books are the best one I found. Without a doubt!
  • Excellent Read for Experienced Developer Learning iOS

    5
    By Earl D
    I have been in IT for 25 years. I started in Visual Basic (well, really in COBOL & Natural / ADABAS, but let’s not go there), and moved on to .NET & C#. While I fel very solid with .NET, I totally struggled to understand iOS / Objective-C when it came to ‘re-tool’ myself as an iOS developer. At the limits of my frustration, I came across the ‘iOS App Development for Non-Programmers’ series, and decided to give it a try. After all, if the series was written for non-programmers, I figured I would be able to understand it. I could not have made a better decision. I understood what it was I needed to know, but in the very foreign world of iOS & Objective-C, I was at my wits end. With the iOS App Development series, I was able to quickly wade through what I already knew as an experienced programmer, and pick up on the things I needed to know to navigate the landscape of iOS programming. If you’re an experienced developer attempting to break into iOS development, or if you totally new to programming and just trying to make a start, I totally recomment the entire series (Books 1, 2, and 3). They WILL get you over the hump, and get you going in mobile development on the iOS platform!
  • Get This Book!!!!

    5
    By totherevolution
    After reading this book, I now have a complete understanding of XCODE! Kevin's unique way of teaching makes it easy to learn through text and lots of videos!!! Kevin is simply the best in teaching the non-programmers like myself. Thank you Kevin. Btw Don't just get this book, get the whole series! It's well worth it!
  • Great Book

    5
    By ishimoto_ken
    The Book is very nice and easy to understand. But I can’t upgarde to XCode5 version. The Store shos me XCode5 Imahe but the Download is 4.6 version. Maybe because the Update Date is screwed up or??? Thanks waiting for Book 4.
  • no regret

    5
    By Masdani
    great tuts for non developers guys..
  • A trusted companion for climbing the ObjC and iOS learning curves

    5
    By gtr987
    I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. Book 3 has been vital to understand the intracacies and options of Xcode, and helps you learn via a well illuminated and understandable pathway. It goes well beyond a simple mechanical approach of press this and click that, and explains in clear detail and proper context how and why. The Stanford online courses and similar are great, but leave wide learning gaps to someone with limited, rusty or no programming skills like me. This book series bridges the gaps, and i'm thrilled to have found them. I'm looking forward to continue building skills with new additions to this series, as newer versions of iOS are introduced. Highly recommended! Note: reviews feature is broken, so the review is repeated to fill the space. === I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. Book 3 has been vital to understand the intracacies and options of Xcode, and helps you learn via a well illuminated and understandable pathway. It goes well beyond a simple mechanical approach of press this and click that, and explains in clear detail and proper context how and why. The Stanford online courses and similar are great, but leave wide learning gaps to someone with limited, rusty or no programming skills like me. This book series bridges the gaps, and i'm thrilled to have found them. I'm looking forward to continue building skills with new additions to this series, as newer versions of iOS are introduced. Highly recommended! I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. Book 3 has been vital to understand the intracacies and options of Xcode, and helps you learn via a well illuminated and understandable pathway. It goes well beyond a simple mechanical approach of press this and click that, and explains in clear detail and proper context how and why. The Stanford online courses and similar are great, but leave wide learning gaps to someone with limited, rusty or no programming skills like me. This book series bridges the gaps, and i'm thrilled to have found them. I'm looking forward to continue building skills with new additions to this series, as newer versions of iOS are introduced. Highly recommended! I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. Book 3 has been vital to understand the intracacies and options of Xcode, and helps you learn via a well illuminated and understandable pathway. It goes well beyond a simple mechanical approach of press this and click that, and explains in clear detail and proper context how and why. The Stanford online courses and similar are great, but leave wide learning gaps to someone with limited, rusty or no programming skills like me. This book series bridges the gaps, and i'm thrilled to have found them. I'm looking forward to continue building skills with new additions to this series, as newer versions of iOS are introduced. Highly recommended! I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. Book 3 has been vital to understand the intracacies and options of Xcode, and helps you learn via a well illuminated and understandable pathway. It goes well beyond a simple mechanical approach of press this and click that, and explains in clear detail and proper context how and why. The Stanford online courses and similar are great, but leave wide learning gaps to someone with limited, rusty or no programming skills like me. This book series bridges the gaps, and i'm thrilled to have found them. I'm looking forward to continue building skills with new additions to this series, as newer versions of iOS are introduced. Highly recommended! I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. Book 3 has been vital to understand the intracacies and options of Xcode, and helps you learn via a well illuminated and understandable pathway. It goes well beyond a simple mechanical approach of press this and click that, and explains in clear detail and proper context how and why. I've relied upon Books 1-3 to build my Objective C and iOS programming skills. I haven't programmed since college nearly 30 yrs ago, and this series has helped me revitalize that programming muscle. ..........................................................

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