Announcing Intermediate iOS 8 Programming with Swift
At the time of this writing, the Swift programming language and iOS 8 have been around for more than 6 months. The new programming language has gained a lot of traction and continues to evolve. It is definitely the future programming language of iOS. If you are planning to learn a programming language this year, Swift should be on the top of your list.
I love to read cookbooks. Most of them are visually appealing with pretty and delicious photos involved. That’s what gets me hook and makes me want to try out the recipes. When I started off writing this book, the very first thing that came into my mind was why most programming books were not well designed. iOS and its apps are all beautifully crafted. But why do a majority of technical books just look like an ordinary textbook?
I believe a visually stunning book will make learning programming much more effective and easy. With that in mind, I set out to make one that looks really great and is joyful to read. That being said, it doesn’t mean I just focus on the visual elements. With over 300 pages and 30 Xcode projects, the book is written for developer with some programming experience on the Swift programming language and with an interest in developing iOS apps. The tips and solutions covered in this book will help you learn more about iOS 8 programming and empower you to build fully functional apps more quickly.
The book uses a problem-solution approach to discuss the APIs and frameworks of iOS SDK that each chapter walks you through a feature (or two) with in-depth code samples. You will learn how to build a universal app with adaptive UI, use Touch ID to authenticate your users, create a widget in notification center and implement view controller animations, just to name a few.
This Intermediate book has been only available through the starter/complete package of our Swift book bundle. We have been asked to make it available separately. So here it is. You can now purchase the book here. And to celebrate the launch, we are now running a launch sale until 15 March, 2015 11:59PM EST. You can get the book at $29 only (40% off of the regular price). If you want to learn more about Swift and iOS 8 development, now is the best time to get the book.