File Size: 1753 KB
Print Length: 164 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Plum Island Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (December 4, 2015)
Publication Date: December 4, 2015
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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Best Sellers Rank: #114,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #13 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > Swift #16 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Apple Programming #56 in Books > Computers & Technology > Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers > Programming & App Development
I've always been curious about iOS programming and this book gave me a good starting point. It is very easy to follow, provides plenty of examples, and generally helps understand what iOS coding is about. I would recommend this book to someone who knows nothing or very little about iOS development and is interested in picking it up quickly. It's a bargain too!
I actually backed this project on Kickstarter and have supported Alan's work for awhile now - he does an excellent job making this stuff understandable and particularly, he does so from a position of actual development, not just lame, canned exercises....well worth your money (Disclosure - I am a backer of this and other books by this author, but I am not compensated by the author or anyone else for my review(s). This review is based solely on my impressions of the book as a purchaser / backer.)
I'm new to Swift, and found this a bit too simplistic. It was helpful to a certain degree, but there were lots of basic things missing. I take issue with someone's review, "The Best Book On Swift Programming...Period." I find that hard to believe. I have learned a lot more from various options online. Kindle Unlimited programming books are usually a wash. Give it a try, but don't settle.
HOLY HECK! THIS BOOK KICKS BUTT!I've tried reading several other coding books in the past, but they were always too complicated and boring and the author didn't understand how to break things down for newbies.But this book is different. It's PERFECT for anyone new to Swift and iOS/OSX programming.This book is super thorough. It starts with the basics so even the most recent beginners (like me) can understand what's going on, and then progressively gets more and more complex. Each chapter builds on the one before, so you're never lost.I can't recommend this book highly enough. It should be the first book you buy if you're interested in Swift programming.You know, in the past I've always thought of coding as kind of a pain. But with this book, it truly can become a "joy", as the title declares.Don't hesitate. Pick up a copy RIGHT NOW. You won't regret it.I know I sure don't.
This book takes a complex topic and makes it easy to comprehend & understand. The examples are very helpful, Alan's writing style and presentation methodology are clear and consistent. I highly recommended this book to anyone who is interested in developing for the Apple platforms.
This is a great book for beginners, well organized and clearly written. I never coded anything in Xcode before and didn't know where to start. Now I feel like I can actually do something useful.
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