Swift iOS Programming for Kids

Author: Steffen D. Sommer,Jim Campagno

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787125653

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 5661

Unleash your child's developer potential through fun projects and help them learn how to create iOS apps in Swift About This Book Children can express their creativity while learning through interactive Swift Playgrounds Empower children to think critically about problems Learning programming basics can help children gain confidence in problem solving Help children put their imagination into action building their first iOS app Who This Book Is For Children who are curious about the technology we use in our daily lives and want to know how it works can use this book to learn about programming and building their first iOS app. No prior programming experience is necessary. What You Will Learn Basic programming and coding fundamentals Write code using the fun and interactive Swift Playgrounds app Make animations, including creating your own starry night Utilise functions by making pizza in code Create an interactive toy bin Learn how to use control flow statements to further enhance your toy bin Build a simple movie night app working with tableviews and arrays In Detail This book starts at the beginning by introducing programming through easy to use examples with the Swift Playgrounds app. Kids are regularly encouraged to explore and play with new concepts to support knowledge acquisition and retention – these newly learned skills can then be used to express their own unique ideas. Children will be shown how to create their first iOS application and build their very own movie night application. Style and approach This is a project-based guide with an engaging tone that uses a visually rich format. It explains the concepts in clear language and uses lots of pictures, cartoons, and examples. There is a set of practical exercises to be completed.
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Coding iPhone Apps for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Swift

Author: Gloria Winquist,Matt McCarthy

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278373

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 1637

Apple’s Swift is a powerful, beginner-friendly programming language that anyone can use to make cool apps for the iPhone or iPad. In Coding iPhone Apps for Kids, you’ll learn how to use Swift to write programs, even if you’ve never programmed before. You’ll work in the Xcode playground, an interactive environment where you can play with your code and see the results of your work immediately! You’ll learn the fundamentals of programming too, like how to store data in arrays, use conditional statements to make decisions, and create functions to organize your code—all with the help of clear and patient explanations. Once you master the basics, you’ll build a birthday tracker app so that you won’t forget anyone’s birthday and a platform game called Schoolhouse Skateboarder with animation, jumps, and more! As you begin your programming adventure, you’ll learn how to: –Build programs to save you time, like one that invites all of your friends to a party with just the click of a button! –Program a number-guessing game with loops to make the computer keep guessing until it gets the right answer –Make a real, playable game with graphics and sound effects using SpriteKit –Challenge players by speeding up your game and adding a high-score systemWhy should serious adults have all the fun? Coding iPhone Apps for Kids is your ticket to the exciting world of computer programming. Covers Swift 3.x and Xcode 8.x. Requires OS X 10.11 or higher.
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Hello Swift!

IOS Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Author: Tanmay Bakshi,Lynn Beighley

Publisher: Pearson Professional

ISBN: 9781617292620

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 7042

Bakshi provides an approachable, well-illustrated, step-by-step guide that teaches young readers how to program using the Swift language while they develop iOS apps. The author presents readers with a how-to guide to creating their first simple app, written from a kid's perspective.
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Swift For Dummies

Author: Jesse Feiler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022223

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 4011

Swift is the future of Apple programming - the heir apparent to Objective-C, and that's good news! Designed from the ground up to be a simpler programming language, it's now easier than ever to get started creating apps for iPhone or iPad, or applications for Mac OS X! Trust Dummies to get you off to a strong start with Swift, whether you are an existing Objective-C programmer looking to port your code to Swift or even if you've never programmed for Apple in the past. Find out how to set up Xcode for a new Swift applications, use operators, objects, and data types; control program flow with conditional statement; and create new functions, statements, and declarations. Learn useful patterns in an object-oriented environment and take advantage of frameworks to speed your coding along. Find out how Swift does away with pointer variables and how to reference and dereference variables instead. Existing programmers will find out how to quickly port existing objective-c applications into Swift and get into the swing of the new language very ... swiftly. In the book, you'll find coverage of: -Moving existing Objective-C code to Swift -Operators -Collections and objects -Data types -Controlling data flow -Creating and using functions -Expressions -Statements -Patterns, generic parameters, and arguments -Initializing and deinitializing data -Closures -Classes -Methods -Memory management with automatic reference counting -Casting and nesting types -Using extensions and protocols
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Mastering Swift 4

An in-depth and comprehensive guide on modern programming techniques with Swift

Author: Jon Hoffman

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788476417

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 1639

Dive into the latest release of the Swift programming language with this advanced development book for building highly performant applications. About This Book Harness the latest and most advanced features of Swift 4 to develop quality iOS and macOS applications Comprehensive coverage of all the advanced features of Swift and guidance on advanced design techniques Dive deep into protocol extensions, learn new error handling model, and use featured Swift design patterns to write more efficient code Get to grips with advanced design techniques to write smarter, cleaner Swift code Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who want to delve into the newest version of Swift. If you are a developer who learns best by looking at and working with code, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of Apple's tools is beneficial but not mandatory. What You Will Learn Delve into the core components of Swift 4.0, including operators, collections, control flows, and functions Create and use classes, structures, and enumerations Understand protocol-oriented design and see how it can help you write better code Develop a practical understanding of subscripts and extensions Add concurrency to your applications using Grand Central Dispatch and Operation Queues Implement generics and closures to write very flexible and reusable code Make use of Swift's error handling and availability features to write safer code In Detail Swift is the definitive language for Apple development today. It's a vital part of any iOS and macOS developer's skillset, helping them to build the most impressive and popular apps on the App Store—the sort of apps that are essential to iPhone and iPad users every day. With version 4.0, the Swift team has added new features to improve the development experience, making it easier to get the results you want and customers expect. Inside, you'll find the key features of Swift 4.0 and quickly learn how to use the newest updates to your development advantage. From Objective-C interoperability and ARC to closures and concurrency, this advanced Swift guide will develop your expertise and help you become fluent in this vital programming language. We'll give you an in-depth knowledge of some of the most sophisticated elements of Swift development, including protocol extensions, error-handling, design patterns, and concurrency. We'll guide you on how to use and apply them in your own projects. You'll see how to leverage the power of protocol-oriented programming to write flexible and easier-to-manage code. Style and Approach A Step-by-step advanced guide
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Learn Swift on the Mac

For OS X and iOS

Author: Waqar Malik

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484203763

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 6730

There's a new language in town. Swift is Apple's new, native, fast, and easy to learn programming language for iOS and OS X app development. It's their "Objective-C without the C". If you are an iOS developer or planning to become one, learning Swift is your #1 priority, and Learn Swift on the Mac tells you everything you need to get up to speed, well, swiftly. You'll start with the Swift Playground and an introduction to object-oriented programming so you can immediately see Swift in action. You then learn about all of the key language features like functions and closures, classes, methods, extensions, and how Swift works just as well as Objective-C when it comes to easy memory management with ARC. Finally you'll learn how to use Swift alongside Objective-C as well as with Core Data, and you'll learn how to put all of the pieces together with a health app using Apple's new HealthKit framework.
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Swift for Beginners

Develop and Design

Author: Boisy G. Pitre

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134289781

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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LEARNING A NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE can be daunting. With Swift, Apple has lowered the barrier of entry for developing iOS and OS X apps by giving developers an innovative programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Now in its second edition, Swift for Beginners has been updated to accommodate the evolving features of this rapidly adopted language. If you are new to Swift, this book is for you. If you have never used C, C++, or Objective-C, this book is definitely for you. With this handson guide, you’ll quickly be writing Swift code, using Playgrounds to instantly see the results of your work. Author Boisy G. Pitre gives you a solid grounding in key Swift language concepts—including variables, constants, types, arrays, and dictionaries—before he shows you how to use Swift’s innovative Xcode integrated development environment to create apps for iOS and OS X. THIS BOOK INCLUDES: Detailed instruction, ample illustrations, and clear examples Best practices from an experienced Mac and iOS developer Emphasis on how to use Xcode, Playgrounds, and the REPL COMPANION WEBSITE: www.peachpit.com/swiftbeginners2 includes additional resources.
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Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Arjan Egges

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484206509

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 4601

"Concepts of game programming are explained well, and no prior knowledge of Swift language programming is required. ... The images and audio provided are professional and clean." William Fahle, Computing Review, May 31, 2016 Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners teaches Apple’s Swift language in the context of four, fun and colorful games. Learn the Swift 2.0 language, and learn to create game apps for iOS at the same time – a double win! The four games you’ll develop while reading this book are: Painter Tut’s Tomb Penguin Pairs Tick Tick These four games are casual, arcade-style games representing the aim-and-shoot, casual, puzzle, and platform styles of game play. Professionally developed game assets form part of the book download. You’ll get professionally drawn sprites and imagery that’ll have you proud to show your learning to friends and family. The approach in Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners follows the structure of a game rather than the syntax of a language. You’ll learn to create game worlds, manage game objects and game states, define levels for players to pass through, implement animations based upon realistic physics, and much more. Along the way you’ll learn the language, but always in the context of fun and games. Swift is Apple’s new programming language introduced in 2014 to replace Objective-C as the main programming language for iOS devices and Mac OS X. Swift is a must learn language for anyone targeting Apple devices, and Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners provides the most fun you’ll ever have in stepping over the threshold toward eventual mastery of the language.
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Learning Swift 2 Programming

Author: Jacob Schatz

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134431634

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 7029

Get started fast with Swift 2 programming for iOS and OS X Learning Swift 2 Programming is a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to writing production-quality iOS and OS X apps with Apple’s programming language. Written for developers with experience in any modern language, this book explains Swift simply and clearly, using relevant examples that solve realistic problems. Author Jacob Schatz’s popular YouTube video tutorials have already helped thousands of Apple developers get started with Swift. Now, he helps you take full advantage of Swift’s advanced design, remarkable performance, and streamlined development techniques. Step by step, you’ll move from basic syntax through advanced features such as closures and generics—discovering helpful tips and tricks along the way. After you’ve mastered Swift’s building blocks and learned about its key innovations, a full section of case studies walks you through building complete apps from scratch. Learn how to: Compare Swift with Objective-C, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and C Collect data with arrays and dictionaries, and store it with variables and constants Group commonly used code into functions for easy reuse Structure your code with enums, structs, and classes Use generics to get more done with less code Write closures to share small blocks of functionality Use optionals to write more robust, crash-resistant, and cleaner code Integrate existing Objective-C code into new Swift apps Program on the bit and byte levels with advanced operators Implement efficient design patterns with protocols and delegates Create animated 2D games with SpriteKit, and apps with UIKit
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Learning Swift

Author: Andrew J Wagner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784399620

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 7521

Swift is Apple's new programming language and the future of iOS and OS X app development. At its surface, Swift is easy to jump into, but it has complex elements that are critical to becoming proficient at turning an idea into reality. Develop the skills and confidence to dive passionately into creating compelling, maintainable, and elegant apps in Swift. This book provides an approachable, step-by-step introduction into programming with Swift. Each topic is separated into comprehensive sections that are full of practical examples and easy-to-understand explanations. Each section builds on the previous topics to develop a comprehensive understanding of app development in Swift. It begins by giving an overview of the key features with practical examples and progresses to more advanced topics that help differentiate the skillful developers from the mediocre ones. It covers topics, such as variables, optionals, closures, generics, and memory management. In addition, this book also covers the art of programming, such as maintainability, useful design patterns, and resources for furthering your knowledge. This all culminates in writing a basic iOS app that will get you well on your way to turning your own app ideas into a reality.
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Beginning Swift Programming

Author: Wei-Meng Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119009324

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 6446

Enter the Swift future of iOS and OS X programming Beginning Swift Programming is your ideal starting point for creating Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps using Apple's new Swift programming language. Written by an experienced Apple developer and trainer, this comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know to jumpstart the creation of your app idea. Coverage includes data types, strings and characters, operators and functions, arrays and dictionaries, control flow, and looping, with expert guidance on classes, objects, class inheritance, closures, protocols, and generics. This succinct — yet complete — overview provides a detailed introduction to the core features of Swift. Apple developed Swift to address the limitations of Objective-C, and add features found in more complex languages like Python. The results is simpler, cleaner, more expressive code with automatic memory management, functional programming patterns, and more, including built-in features that make Swift apps faster, scalable, and more secure. This book explains it all, helping developers master Apple's new language. Become fluent with syntax that's easier to read and maintain Understand inferred types for cleaner, less mistake-prone code Learn the key features that make Swift more expressive than Objective-C Learn the new optional types in Swift that make your code more resilient Understand the key design patterns in iOS and Mac OS programming using protocols and delegates Learn how to use generics to create highly reusable code Learn the new access controls mechanism in Swift Get up to speed quickly to remain relevant and ahead of the curve.
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iOS 10 Programming for Beginners

Author: Craig Clayton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786466856

Category: Computers

Page: 678

View: 1060

Begin your iOS mobile application development journey with this accessible, practical guide About This Book Use Swift 3 and latest iOS 10 features to build awesome apps for iPhone and iPad Explore and use a wide range of Apple development tools to become a confident iOS developer From prototype to App Store—find out how to build an app from start to finish! Who This Book Is For This book is for beginners who want to be able to create iOS applications. If you have some programming experience, this book is a great way to get a full understanding of how to create an iOS application from scratch and submit it to the App Store. You do not need any knowledge of Swift or any prior programming experience. What You Will Learn Get to grips with Swift 3 and Xcode, the building blocks of Apple development Get to know the fundamentals of Swift, including variables, constants, and control flow Discover the distinctive design principles that define the iOS user experience See how to prototype your app with Swift's Playgrounds feature Build a responsive UI that looks great on a range of devices Find out how to use CoreLocation to add location services to your app Add push notifications to your app Make your app able to be used on both iPhone and iPad In Detail You want to build iOS applications for iPhone and iPad—but where do you start? Forget sifting through tutorials and blog posts, this is a direct route into iOS development, taking you through the basics and showing you how to put the principles into practice. With every update, iOS has become more and more developer-friendly, so take advantage of it and begin building applications that might just take the App Store by storm! Whether you're an experienced programmer or a complete novice, this book guides you through every facet of iOS development. From Xcode and Swift—the building blocks of modern Apple development—and Playgrounds for beginners, one of the most popular features of the iOS development experience, you'll quickly gain a solid foundation to begin venturing deeper into your development journey. For the experienced programmer, jump right in and learn the latest iOS 10 features. You'll also learn the core elements of iOS design, from tables to tab bars, as well as more advanced topics such as gestures and animations that can give your app the edge. Find out how to manage databases, as well as integrating standard elements such as photos, GPS into your app. With further guidance on beta testing with TestFlight, you'll quickly learn everything you need to get your project on the App Store! Style and approach Created for anyone that wants to build their first iOS application, this book offers practical, actionable guidance through iOS development. Combining engaging visuals with accessible, step-by-step instructiona and explanation, this book will not only develop the your understanding, but also show you how to put your knowledge to work.
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IOS App Development For Dummies

Author: Jesse Feiler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118871057

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 3625

A guide to app development with iOS 7, covering such topics as designing interfaces, key differences between iPad and iPhone applications, creating storyboards, and handling events, notifications, and gestures.
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Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS

Author: Ahmed Bakir,Manny de la Torriente,Gheorghe Chesler

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484211944

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 9646

Program the Internet of Things with Swift and iOS is a detailed tutorial that will teach you how to build apps using Apple’s native APIs for the Internet of Things, including the Apple Watch, HomeKit, and Apple Pay. This is the second book by Ahmed Bakir (author of Beginning iOS Media App Development) and his team at devAtelier LLC, who have been involved in developing over 20 mobile projects. Written like a code review, this book presents a detailed "how" and "why" for each topic, explaining Apple-specific design patterns as they come up and pulling lessons from other popular apps. To help you getting up and running quickly, each chapter is framed within a working project, allowing you to use the sample code directly in your apps. The Internet of Things is not limited to Apple devices alone, so this book also explains how to interface with popular third-party hardware devices, such as the Fitbit and Raspberry Pi, and generic interfaces, like Restful API’s and HTTPS. The Internet of Things is waiting — be a part of it!
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Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484212339

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 2973

Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners is your step-by-step guide to learning how to code using Swift, Apple's hottest new programming language. This book will not only teach complete programming novices how to write OS X programs, but it can also help experienced programmers moving to the Macintosh for the first time. You will learn to understand the principles of programming, how to use Swift and Xcode, and how to combine your knowledge into writing OS X programs. If you've always wanted to learn coding but felt stymied by the limitation of simplistic programming languages or intimidated by professional but complicated programming languages, then you'll want to learn Swift. Swift is your gateway to both Macintosh and iOS app development while being powerful and easy to learn at the same time, and Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners is the perfect place to start - add it to your library today.
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IOS 10 in Swift 3

Author: MR Mark Price, (Ae,Caleb Stultz,Jack Davis

Publisher: Devslopes

ISBN: 9780692838747

Category:

Page: N.A

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iOS 10 in Swift 3 will take you from absolute beginner to functional iOS developer learning the concepts, techniques, and tools needed to build professional iOS applications using Xcode 8, iOS 10, and Swift 3. After completing this book, you will have the skills and confidence you need to to build and design your own iOS apps and apply for jr. iOS development jobs. This book is patterned after the widely popular & fun hands-on training that Devslopes has provided to over 100,000 students worldwide. Unlike other books and training, this book teaches you through real-world app development - projects you would actually build in a job or startup, including learning UI/UX & app design with Sketch. You'll get different insights from each member of Team Devslopes that will help you become a lifelong programmer and amazing iOS app designer & developer.
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Beginning Xcode: Swift Edition

Author: Matthew Knott

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484205383

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 1877

Beginning Xcode, Swift Edition will not only get you up and running with Apple's latest version of Xcode, but it also shows you how to use Swift in Xcode and includes a variety of projects to build. If you already have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in-depth tutorial on Xcode, especially Xcode with Apple’s new programming language, Swift, then Beginning Xcode, Swift Edition is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 6, to complement the latest iOS 8 SDK. By the end of this book, you'll have all of the skills and a variety of examples to draft from to get your Swift app from idea to App Store with all the power of Xcode.
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Anyone Can Create an App

Beginning Iphone and Ipad Programming

Author: Wendy Wise

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617292651

Category: Computers

Page: 425

View: 1750

"Anyone Can Create an App" is based on the lofty premise that anyone can begin programming given the right tools and the right help. With some time set aside and the course-work in this book, readers will be able to program their first, fully working iPhone or iPad Application. They'll wonder why they never did it before! "Anyone Can Create an App" provides the EASY starting point for those people who have never programmed before but who always wanted to build iPhone and iPad apps. It starts with the absolute basics and progresses without leaving gaps so that the non-technical person can feel confident going from green to full-grown. Readers will create several apps for their iPhone and get a huge sense of accomplishment along the way. The book also demystifies some of the "insider terms" that programmers use. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
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Game Development with Swift

Author: Stephen Haney

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785284479

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 6396

Apple's new programming language, Swift, is fast, safe, accessible—the perfect choice for game development! Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features for game development. Then, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master the physics framework, add the player character and NPCs, and implement controls. Towards the end of the book, you will polish your game with fun menus, integrate with Apple Game Center for leaderboards and achievements, and then finally, learn how to publish your finished games to the App Store. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and SpriteKit.
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IOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics

Author: Matt Neuburg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491999284

Category: Computers

Page: 646

View: 2181

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 9 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple’s acclaimed programming language, Swift 4. With this thoroughly updated guide, you’ll learn the Swift language, understand Apple’s Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework. Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts Become familiar with built-in Swift types Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project Learn how nibs are loaded Understand Cocoa’s event-driven design Communicate with C and Objective-C In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features. Multiline strings and improved dictionaries Object serialization Key paths and key–value observing Expanded git integration Code refactoring And more!
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