This course introduces you to Apple's brand new programming language; Swift. Swift enables you to build applications for iOS devices and for the Mac. It has been newly released to replace Objective-C.
It is a new language which is aimed at getting more people writing applications for these platforms as it is more beginner friendly. You can write apps and games using Swift and using the new playgrounds feature in XCode 6 you can see the results of the code as you type.
This course covers everything from registering as an Apple developer, downloading and installing Xcode and writing your first program using Swift.
Whether you are a seasoned developer or a complete newcomer to coding you can dive in to the relevant section depending on your skill level. Swift is a great starting language for beginners and especially if you want to create an app but didn't know how!
This is more than just a rehash of the swift programming language book, there are worked examples, an understanding of the quirks using xcode to design user interfaces and the building of a very simple app.
Also content will be added to this course in the future so get involved now!
Update: Apple have just announced that all registered Apple developers can get access to XCode 6 and download it for FREE. So you can simply register (if you haven't already done so) and get XCode 6 and starting using Swift today!
And the unconditional, Udemy backed, 30 day money-back guarantee is not just any old guarantee, it's my personal promise to you that you will succeed ... just like my thousands of other Udemy students.
The introduction, what we will be covering in the course.
A brief history of Apple's main development language, Objective C and why Swift has been introduced.
So what do you do if you don't own an Apple Mac? There is an alternative...
So we need the tools to start developing. Anyone can join the Apple developer program and its free. In this video we explore how to get setup.
Here we download and install XCode 6
A very simple Hello World in the playground.
Some links to assist you with your learning.
Our first steps using the swift language in the interactive 'playground' environment of XCode 6.
We look at control flow with the if and swtich statements and look at looping commands.
A brief look at operators in Swift.
A look at classes, subclassing and functions
If you have development experience this is an overview of Swift language constructs.
An introduction to using Xcode to design a screen and the quirks that still exist!
The attached project has now been updated for changes made in XCode Beta 4.
Delegates and Protocols have always been in Xcode and Objective C, here we cover what they are.
Here we put into practice some of the things we have learned to build an app.
Here we continue the build of our lotto app.
A recap on what we covered.
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