Swift in Depth


Swift is more than just a fun language to build iOS applications with. It features a host of powerful tools that, if effectively used, can help you create even better apps with clean, crystal-clear code and awesome features. Swift in Depth is designed to help you unlock these tools and quirks and get developing next-gen apps, web services, and more!

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

It's fun to create your first toy iOS or Mac app in Swift. Writing secure, reliable, professional-grade software is a different animal altogether. The Swift language includes an amazing set of high-powered features, and it supports a wide range of programming styles and techniques. You just have to roll up your sleeves and learn Swift in depth.

About the Book

Swift in Depth guides you concept by concept through the skills you need to build professional software for Apple platforms, such as iOS and Mac; also on the server with Linux. By following the numerous concrete examples, enlightening explanations, and engaging exercises, you'll finally grok powerful techniques like generics, efficient error handling, protocol-oriented programming, and advanced Swift patterns. Author Tjeerd in 't Veen reveals the high-value, difficult-to-discover Swift techniques he's learned through his own hard-won experience.

What's inside

  • Writing reusable code with generics
  • Iterators, sequences, and collections
  • Protocol-oriented programming
  • Understanding map, flatMap, and compactMap
  • Asynchronous error handling with ResultBest practices in Swift

About the Reader

Written for advanced-beginner and intermediate-level Swift programmers.

About the Author

Tjeerd in 't Veen is a senior software engineer and architect in the mobile division of a large international banking firm.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Swift in depth
  2. Modeling data with enums
  3. Writing cleaner properties
  4. Making optionals second nature
  5. Demystifying initializers
  6. Effortless error handling
  7. Generics
  8. Putting the pro in protocol-oriented programming
  9. Iterators, sequences, and collections
  10. Understanding map, flatMap, and compactMap
  11. Asynchronous error handling with Result
  12. Protocol extensions
  13. Swift patterns
  14. Delivering quality Swift code
  15. Where to Swift from here

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