Learn to Code in Swift 4
By Kevin J McNeish
- Release Date: 2017-11-12
- Genre: Programming
Learn to Code in Swift 4 Kevin J McNeish Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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User reviews about this book
What every new and upcoming developer needs!
I’ve gone through and learnt syntax in swift 4, team tree house, and lynda. Yet I still feel like I was missing something. This book brings together the missing pieces to help you better understand whats going on.
My first line of code on page 44 has a compatibility problem. The back of the book says there is a Forum to ask questions, but you have to register. Been waiting a week for “admin approval” of my registration.
Updated and working
The book has been updated for the current Swift and Xcode and I feel compelled to update my comment. Since the update I have returned to this book and I feel I am making progress. Kevin explains the why of things in Swift as well as pertinent information which doesn’t necessarily jump right out at you. Something I am not finding as readily in the Apple textbook.
A beginner is trying to process quite a lot including how to use Xcode itself.
Great book but hasn’t been updated for 10 months!
Needs to be updated to reflect the many changes to XCode 8 and OS X 10.12 and Swift 3
But it won't download.
The best book for learning swift
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!
By iPhone_repair 2012
I have many books in the iOS App development for non-programmers series, and they’re all great. Highly recommended.
By Sunil Karkera
This book uses iBooks to it's intended potential. The author has kept the book, language and examples updated to Swift 1.2 and XCode 6.3.
Good book, code samples need polishing
The code examples in first dozen chapters fo the book are excellent, easy to follow and revealing. The code examples in the later portion of the book need polishing. Following the exercises described in the book often would not compile. Perhaps, instructions on settings could be in order. Otherwise, it is one of the better books I have read on Swift. Future releases will hopefully address some of the issues. Still, I highly recommend this book. Then, I could have missed following the instructions, even when I tried some of the tests several times.
Great! Holds your hand, but doesn’t talk down to you.
I’m an experienced programmer, primarily in “scripting” languages, and am new to iOS. Objective C was a non-starter for me — the syntax is too obtuse. But then, I had not discovered Kevin’s books prior to abandoning C for Swift.
This is my first book of McNeish’s, but it won’t me my last. His way of laying out the context along with the syntax and progressing through the language systematically allows you to digest the information without being overloaded. As a programmer, I was able to skim a bit, but I’ve found useful nuggets in the most basic topics, so I skipped very little. If you’ve been building apps with Objective C, this may be somewhat basic for you, but I’d still recommend it as a way to quickly get up to speed in Swift.
The free downloadable examples are very helpful and serve to make this book an interactive tutorial. The videos and interactives — plus the ability to copy-paste code — make the iBook a great resource.
One more observation: The beautiful photographs are a nice touch. They don’t have an obvious connection to the content, but do give the publication a professional, friendly and accessible feel. Great book!