Swift is a programming language for creating iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.
This book provides:
- A tour of the language.
- A detailed guide delving into each language feature.
- A formal reference for the language.
This is by far the best programming book I’ve read. It feels like it’s been written by humans, for humans. Most books about programming languages are very dry and boring. The Swift Programming Language has managed to constantly keep me entertained, by showing me friendly examples of complex concepts. After reading this book, I really wanted to go and play Snakes and Ladders!