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Print Length: 163 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 151701171X
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Publication Date: May 31, 2015
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Best Sellers Rank: #187,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #24 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > Swift #62 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > Java > Beginner's Guides #107 in Books > Computers & Technology > Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers > Programming & App Development
I don't understand how this was published. The code examples are presented as double-spaced bullet point text. There are no figures, pictures or diagrams in the entire book, even though the text says things like "See Figure 1-1 in Chapter 1." The grammar occasionally wanders off into nonsense. The word "Swift" is misspelled in the 2nd sentence of the 1st page.There is no publisher or author information given anywhere in the book. If you OCR-scanned another book by someone else that was written in a different language; ran it through Google Translate; stripped all the fonts and formatting; and printed the result on cheap newsprint-quality paper, this would be the result.
Absolutely horrid. Shows how to build apps by saying type this, then type that. Never shows a cohesive complete version of what the program is supposed to look like. When you type it all in, you get all these cryptic errors. Aggravating.
Save your money. Very poorly written. Not a great reference or tutorial.I suspect many of the 5 star reviews are paid for. But that is just my suspicion.I purchased, but returned immediately after discovering the quality of the book.
I bought this book thinking it to be a quick and inexpensive introduction to building an app in Swift. It was well-recommended, judging from most of the reviews, but this batch of blurbs is overwhelmed by sock puppets. A tip off is that most of them begin with “This is a very good book . . .”Well, this is a book that could have benefited from a good copy editor (meet my wife). I suspect that English is not the “author’s” native language. The layout is clunky. The writing is sloppy, vague, confusing and riddled with errors. Nice cover, though.I know some mathematics and it appears no one ever sat down with a calculator and worked out the calculation for the subtotal code in the TipCalculator app. It’s incorrect. Unless you already know some Swift and Xcode you’ll be hard pressed to get this program to work anyway. Hint: On page 61, top line, after the word “text” there should be an exclamation point.But I like a challenge, and I did succeed in building a working iOS application that would run on the iPhone simulator — sort of. I think I succeeded because I’ve had some experience in Xcode and Objective-C. Without that, you are in for a wild ride.So much for the first six chapters of the book. Beyond that it might as well be written in Martian.This squalid little booklet is a waste of money. There are much, much better books about Swift on the market.
Worse book ever... poorly written, with completely non-sense sentences, and very convoluted explanations. should return the money from everyone who purchased this book, and ban it from their website. This is not a serious product.
If you never programmed, this book will definitely teach you how! Being a programmer I found that this book is great for those that would like to develop apps. It gives you the breakdown on arrays etc. This book takes you step by step on how to create an App for Apple! If you have the patience and love for programming, this book is for you.
Finally a decent Swift book - the wait is over! I've bought a lot of programming books on for just about everything imaginable. Without exception, most have had flow issues where either the example didn't pan out or the instructions skipped a beat, leaving you stuck in the middle of a project.
Learning new things can be challenging, this amazing book made learning a programmimg language easy. The author presents step-by-step information in an easy to understand writing style that helps the reader develop confidence. While I have not yet developed my own app, I am confident I will be able to do so by simply following the instructions in this book.