Last updated on July 13th, 2017
Swift has quickly become the way to develop apps for Apple devices. Swift is a programming language made by Apple. Apple’s popularity and market-share isn’t going away anytime soon and Swift developers will always be in demand. There is great money to be made coding apps in Swift. Listed below are some of the best Swift books in 2017 for beginners, intermediate and advanced Swift developers. Do keep in mind some of these books may be outdated by the time you read them, but the fundamental concepts should be the same. Bookmark and check back to stay updated with the best programming books that will help you improve your code!
Best Swift videos in 2017
iOS 11 & Swift 4: From Beginner to Paid Professional by Hussein Al Rubaye will teach you how to build mobile apps And games for iOS11 using Swift 4. You will learn how to build several real world iOS apps and games like Twitter, Facebook, Pokemon, etc.
iOS 10 & Swift 3 – iPhone App Development Beginning to End by Angela Yu will teach you how to build any iOS app using Swift. You will gain the skills necessary to go from a begiiner Swift developer to professional Swift developer.
Introduction to iOS Game Development with SpriteKit & Swift by Timothy Meixner and Johannes Ruof will teach you how to build your first iOS game using Swift and SpriteKit. You will gain a fine understanding of the SpriteKit framework.
The Complete MacOS Developer Course – Apps for the Desktop! by Nick Walter and Rob Percival will teach you how to leverage your Swift and iPhone development background to make Mac apps. You will learn how to create fully functional MacOS apps using Swift, Cococa and Xcode.
The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course – Build 21 Apps by Rob Percival will help you build iOS apps using Swift & Xcode. You will build 21 different apps including Uber, Instagram & Flappy Bird.
Best Swift books in 2017
iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics by Matt Neuburg will teach you the fundamentals of Swift programming. Matt Neuburg has been programming since 1968.
iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals will teach you the basics of Swift coding in a very though way. This book will teach you all the concepts behind iOS programming. A particular focus is placed Swift’s object oriented concepts. You will learn how to use Swift’s built in features and types in no time at all. Xcode IDE and Cocoa Touch framework are also explained in this book. This helps you make better iOS apps as you will use both of them with Swift. iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals
iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals is perfect for beginners. This book will get you started on the path to making iOS applications. After finishing iOS 10 Programming Fundamentals , you will be ready to tackle more advanced Swift books to fully make an iOS application.
Learning Swift: Building Apps for macOS, iOS, and Beyond by Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jon Manning and Tim Nugent is a practical guide that will teach you how to build iOS applications using Swift 3. Paris Buttfield-Addison builds games for mobile devices, Jon Manning is an iOS development trainer and writer and Tim Nugent is a mobile app developer.
Learning Swift: Building Apps for macOS, iOS, and Beyond will teach you everything you need to write an iOS app using Swift. All of the features and syntax of Swift is explored. Not only that, Cocoa, CocoaTouch, and WatchKit frameworks are also briefly touched upon. Learning Swift is split into 4 parts: 1) Basics, 2) OS X app development, 3) iOS app development and 4) Advanced app extensions. Each of the sections builds on the previous and gets more complex. By building the three applications from Learning Swift, you will learn everything required to build your own Swift apps.
Learning Swift: Building Apps for macOS, iOS, and Beyond is a good book for beginners to learn Swift. With a particular focus on Swift design patterns, you will structure your applications properly. Learning Swift is does exactly what it says.
iOS 10 in Swift 3 by Devslopes will take you from absolute beginner to functional Swift developer. Devslopes teaches coding.
iOS 10 in Swift 3 teaches you via real world Swift application projects. All the concepts, techniques and tricks you need to become an iOS developer using Swift is explained in great detail. Not only just building complete apps in Swift, but also focusing on the UI/UX. As iOS 10 in Swift 3 is written by a team of experienced iOS developers, you get multiple different approaches and insights into coding with Swift. You will use Xcode 8 and iOS 10 for building your Swift apps. The exercises at the end of the chapter solidify your learning.
iOS 10 in Swift 3 is well written and easy to understand even for inexperienced developers. This is a well organized book that turns no corner in making sure you get comfortable with Swift. iOS 10 in Swift 3 will teach you everything you need to become a junior iOS developer.
Mastering Swift 3 by Jon Hoffman will teach you all the advanced techniques you need to master Swift 3. Jon Hoffman has over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology.
Mastering Swift 3 will take you on a deep dive of the core building blocks of Swift 3. Components such as operators, control flow, and functions, etc are all touched upon. Mastering Swift 3 primarily focuses on advanced design patterns and techniques to help you write better and more efficient Swift code. An in-depth look is taken on the more complex side of Swift programming. Features such as protocol extensions, error-handling, and concurrency, are looked at. Every step of the way, you will learn how to use all this concepts and features. All the while writing cleaner and more efficient code.
Mastering Swift 3 is one of the top Swift books and is great for developers of all skill levels. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or advanced developer, you will find value in this book. Upon completion of Mastering Swift 3, you will be writing better iOS and OSX applications that are more sophisticated and complex.
Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Matthew Mathias and John Gallagher will give you the knowledge and confidence to develop apps using Swift. Matt Mathias is an iOS instructor and John Gallagher is a software engineer.
Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide will help you develop a great understanding of Swift. No prior knowledge of Swift is expected before starting this book. The books goes in-depth into how and why you should code in Swift while navigating Xcode 8. Written for Swift 3, this book is up top date with the latest changes in Swift. Filled with examples, you will learn how Swift grammar and syntax works. By the time you finish and work through Swift Programming, you will have everything required to write your own Swift applications from scratch.
Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is written in a style easy for beginner Swift developers to understand. Swift Programming is on of the best books for learning how to code using Swift. Anybody wishing to get started with swift should pick this up.
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