Intro to App Development with Swift by Apple Education

Intro to App Development with Swift

By Apple Education

  • Publication Date: 2017-03-20
  • Genre: Education
4 Score: 4 (From 72 Ratings)

Book Summary

This course is designed to help you build a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. You’ll get practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app from scratch. You’ll also learn user interface design principles, which are fundamental to programming and making great apps. Prior programming experience is not required for this course. If you have programming experience, you can move through the early lessons quickly as you continue to learn about software development tools, concepts, and best practices that go beyond programming fundamentals.

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Latest Reviews

  • Intro to App Development with Swift

    By Lszmidt
    Started out great, however, later in the book the version of Swift 4.0 and the book are not in sync. There were compiler errors that didn’t have solutions. I am using Swift 4.0 on Xcode 9.2 with an Mac on 10.13.2. The author needs to update his book.
  • Not updated

    By Franciscomgonzalez
    This was a great tool. Howerver, it has not been updated for the latest version of swift (not a big deal but it should be updated)
  • dab

    By Lucky-boy-pro
    java is gay *dab *
  • Not accurate

    By Programmer Variable
    It's outdated, xcode 9 has been released.
  • Very Introductory...

    By TylerC101
    This is extremely introductory, for people who have never programmed before. If you're experience in other programming languages do not start here, go on to the "App Development with Swift" book in the same series. For those inexperienced with programming this book is really clearly written and step by step. I think a lot of the complaints about the book are valid, there are some editing issues and a one time the provided code used some antiquated functions or predefined variables which is really problematic for someone new but I was able to fix without experience in swift. If you get some weird error like this don't sweat it and move on. You'll rarely understand everything the first time anyway, so when you see it later it will make more sense. Since it's a free resource a strong 5/5, if I had paid for it I would have lowered it to 4/5 or 3/5 because of relatively low level of editing/proofreading.
  • Great but has some mistakes

    By BlueMasterFX
    I like that Apple is writing their own instruction manual for Swift and honestly believe the language is great. I already was familiar with other programming languages and I didn’t run into too much trouble. However, the book has some problems. There are grammical errors, spelling mistakes, as well as a wrong answer to certain questions being asked. Not sure how that went through. I also do feel that there needs to be more explanation to certain things. Hopefully a revision is in the works
  • Aylar

    By Aylar(🎼🎧🎤🎷🎶♣♣♣🎬🎻🎹
  • MUST READ for absolute beginner

    By Roger el gay
    I finished the book in over a month and a half. I could have finished earlier but I was working two jobs and therefore I could only spent a limited amount of my time. If you are about to read this book, please READ EVERYTHING including the book, playgrounds and quizzes. It is a pretty straightforward book and I will also recommend to read it twice so that the concepts stick to your mind. If you feel frustrated at the beginning, remember that learning something unknown is hard. It takes time to get used to it. But this book makes it so easy for you to stay on track.
  • Everyone Can Code?

    By Mrobboa
    I’d like to bring some much-needed attention to the title of this series, Everyone Can Code. The series, and subsequent materials such as Swift Playgrounds, was released last summer. While you’ve done a pretty good job implementing accessibility into Swift Playgrounds, this book—Intro to App Development with Swift—is a different story. Xcode is accessible, but it is not the most intuitively accessible app there is. With that being said, Intro to App Development with Swift only compounds on that problem by failing to broaden its instruction to people who use Xcode differently than others. For example, a sighted person will be reading about how to make outlets and actions, and when the text says to drag this here, control-drag this there, look for the filled circle because that means that an outlet is connected, etc., and then shows them what they should be seeing, they have no problem doing that thing. On the other hand, when a VoiceOver user such as myself reads that same passage, all I get is pretty much nonsense unless I divert from the book itself and hunt down a VoiceOver tutorial on Xcode that a fellow developer was kind enough to put together but which might already be outdated. As much as I appreciate such efforts on their part, I am fed up with sitting back and waiting for someone to explain what the book that says that everyone can do this fails to explain alternatively. How does a VoiceOver user connect outlets as opposed to a sighted person? How does a VoiceOver user know that the outlet is connected? As far as using the console, that’s great that it just pops up on the right side of the screen, but how does a VoiceOver user make use of it? Among other things, these things are some of the big gaps in this book that seeks to give “everyone” an opportunity to learn Swift and the skill of app development. Now, I’m not looking for opportunities to be a pain in the neck, and I don’t intend to be self-righteous. On the other hand, I’m very frustrated that this has continued to be a problem and that my progress has been slowed significantly. Those AppleVis tutorials are useless when Xcode is updated enough times, and in such cases as mentioned above, so is this fabulous book. Please consider this review, especially as it might apply to this series title, and do something about it. Thanks.

    By Peejj_
    Who creates a book with no answer key to reference from? Apple is slacking, step it up