This practical, in-depth guide shows how to design, build, and deploy sophisticated desktop and mobile applications using the Swift programming language as well as Apple's IDEs and UI tools. "Mastering Swift Development: Programming for the iOS 8 and Mac OS X" introduces Apple's modern, approachable programming language. Swift offers a new, visually rich medium for developers to build on the Apple ecosystem without the complexity of Objective-C. This book covers the Swift language, Apple's IDEs (XCode and Cocoa), and the UI tools (UIKit and AppKit). You'll learn how to use the language through the Playground, which is a new component from Apple that allows you to visualize your code. The book uses rich applications built for both mobile and desktop, noting the similarities and differences of each platform. This approach demonstrates the language's features across all Apple platforms and prepares you to launch applications on desktop and mobile. Highly visual approach helps you stay on track from book to screen Covers OS X desktop and iOS application (iPad and iPhone) development Simple language and functional applications make advanced topics accessible to all levels of developers Code for projects in the book available for download
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Evangelos Petroutsos has a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. For more than two decades he has been involved in the design and implementation of business software and has authored many books and numerous articles on programming topics, including "Google Maps: Power Tools for Maximizing the API. "
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