App Development with Swift - Apple Education

App Development with Swift

By Apple Education

  • Release Date: 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Education
Score: 4
4
From 65 Ratings

Description

This course is designed to teach you the skills needed to be an app developer capable of bringing your own ideas to life. Whether you’re new to coding or want to expand your skills, by the end of this course you should be able to build a fully functioning app of your own design.

The course starts by introducing iOS development tools, basic programming concepts using Swift as the language, and industry best practices. Building on this foundation, you’ll follow a step-by-step curriculum, work through practical exercises, and create apps from scratch.

Reviews

  • CAN’T DOWNLOAD!

    1
    By W382e29
    The book is great, but I can’t download!!!
  • Would love to read this book on Spanish

    4
    By jack188611
    The book has a simple language and easy to read, but still has missing the spanish version. Waiting for the Fall event maybe.
  • Was the code in this book actually verified?

    2
    By Flatluent Fox
    I like to code along while I read the book but once I’ve reached the Structures section I’m getting inumerable errors which makes understanding the concepts much harder. I guess once you come across some errors you have to just read along and have faith.
  • It’s not too late...

    3
    By fischej
    Kudos to Apple for releasing a free resource that does a fair job of teaching iOS programming and Swift. However, programming is a precision art. There is no “sort-of” or “maybe” or “well, you know what I mean” about it. So to release a *programming* book in the state this one is currently in is more than slightly ironic. Apple, please: You’ve spent considerable money to produce this resource, and we thank you for that. But spend just a bit more and have a technical writer/editor go through it and fix all the numerous errors and inconsistencies that have been noted in the reviews here, and release an updated version. The beauty of electronic publishing is that it’s not too late.
  • Lots of Errors

    3
    By Friendsfam
    Has a lot of good information and I wanted to like it, but there are so many errors. Code snippets are mistyped and you’re left trying to debug the code that should be good sample code. Though, I guess that’s a good thing? I’ve learned quite a bit trying to debug the numerous errors in the 4 chapters I’ve read so far. Maybe that’s the plan all along? Force you to debug all the things!
  • Overall good but very sloppy

    4
    By Elnur Brains
    Overall the book is good. But what I don't like about it is how sloppily it's been written. For one, it's been multiple times I've seen labs and review questions refer to concepts that haven't been introduced in the text. For instance, the chapter about loops introduced for in and while loops but a lab of that chapter expected me to know about repeat/while loops that haven't been introduced. Another example is the question about a..
  • Swift is awesome

    5
    By DannyKeo
    Good tutorial
  • Way better than most online programming texts, but there is some strangeness.

    4
    By mhlkjhdf
    This “book” doesn’t support text resizing. Nor does it support zoom. On an iPad, even in landscape, you can only view one page at a time, for absolutely no reason. Two pages could fit perfectly. But no. Not allowed. You can’t even zoom when viewing the book on a Mac. I really don’t understand why. Actual content is fine, but its delivery system seems a bit half baked.
  • Could easily be 5-stars

    3
    By johnrnyquist
    This is a 5-star book that is marred by many small, easily correctable, errors. I took off one star because of the errors that should be corrected with an update, and I took off another star because the errors that are in a book that will have many new programmers as an audience (making them more egregious). If you are an experienced programmer coming to Swift, the errors will not trip you up and you’ll find this an excellent resource.
  • Best programming book I’ve ever read

    5
    By synthetic88key
    I’ve tried to learn to program many times though the years: C++, ObjC, Java, Cocoa, etc. This is the first book that really connected. I love how you’re already building apps in like chapter 3, most other languages had me building command-line word games for most or all of the book. There are a few errors in the sample code, I had to search the web to find answers to those. But it really is an incredible resource to get started writing apps.