In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Swift in 24 Hours, Second Edition, will teach you how to build next-generation OS X and iOS apps with Apple’s Swift 2 programming language. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach helps you quickly master Swift 2’s core concepts, structure, and syntax and use Swift to write safe, powerful, modern code. In just a few hours you’ll be applying features such as extensions, closures, protocols, and generics. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Swift 2 programming tasks.
Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.
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Get started with Swift 2.0’s Xcode 7 development environmentMaster Swift’s fundamental data types Use operators to change, assign, combine, check, or verify valuesRetain data and preferences in memory with arrays, sets, and dictionariesControl program flow, modify execution paths, and iterate codePerform complex actions concisely with Swift 2.0’s improved functionsWork with higher-order functions and closuresHarness the power of structs, enums, classes, and class inheritanceTake advantage of Swift’s advanced memory allocation and referencesUse protocols to define behavior and explore Protocol-Oriented ProgrammingAdd type functionality with extensions Smoothly handle errorsLeverage the power of generics to create flexible and reusable codeInteroperate with Objective-C codeGet started with Functional Programming approaches and thinking functionally