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iOS 8 SDK Development, 2nd Edition by Janie Clayton, Chris Adamson

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Wrap-Up

In the first chapter, we had to take a lot on faith about Swift and the iOS frameworks in order to get started with the tools. In this chapter, we’ve dug deeply into the language and libraries, revealing how they work and why. We started by learning about the Swift programming language and how it handles variables, classes, and methods. Then we looked at the two most important frameworks in the iOS SDK, UIKit and Foundation, along with Swift’s built-in support for strings, arrays and dictionaries, all of which we’ll use heavily from here on out. Finally, we brought the power of UIKit and Foundation to bear on a cross-cutting concern, internationalization, using UIKit’s localized storyboard loading ability to bring up a locale-appropriate ...

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