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Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, Second Edition by Boisy G. Pitre

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Chapter 1. Introducing Swift

Welcome to the brave new world of Swift! In just one year, since its introduction at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in 2014, Swift has emerged as a powerful new programming language. With Apple’s encouragement and feedback from developers, the language has adapted and grown to become the dominant language for creating iOS, watchOS, and Mac apps. Swift is not only powerful but also easy to learn... so easy that you’ll be writing simple apps before you know it.

Swift gives you powerful new ways to write code. Its readability is refreshingly simple compared to its worthy and powerful predecessor, Objective-C. With Swift, you’ll find new and interesting ways to express yourself as a developer and to learn ...

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