Professional Swift

Video description

Develop practical, cutting-edge applications using the full power of Swift

About This Video

  • Learn the main differences between value and reference types
  • Learn about protocol-oriented programming with Swift
  • Use various architectures to structure a complete iOS app

In Detail

We begin the course by learning about value types (structs and enums), and when they are preferable over classes. We also learn about the copy-on-write technique and how to implement it ourselves. Then we learn how to load JSON from web APIs into our custom types, and how to export that content out again. Finally, we learn how to create frameworks, and import other frameworks using CocoaPods or Carthage.

We move on to learn advanced uses of Swift protocols and how protocol-oriented development improves efficiency and leads to more maintainable and reusable code. Then we learn about generics, and how they enable us to support multiple types without duplication. Later in the course, we discover different ways to structure a complete iOS app from scratch. We begin the discussion with the well-known MVC pattern and cover every other trending architecture in the iOS world.


This is an ideal course for you if you want to improve your Swift skills and move into the professional app development world. You will benefit the most from this course if you already know the following concepts of Swift:

  • Basic syntax
  • Optionals
  • Functions and closures
  • Classes

It is assumed that you are familiar with Xcode. Any additional iOS application development experience, either using Swift or Objective-C, will be an advantage for you.

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Product information

  • Title: Professional Swift
  • Author(s): Brent Arnold
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789136579