If you are an iOS developer or planning to become one, learning Swift 2 is your #1 priority, and this book tells you everything you need to get up to speed, well, swiftly.
You'll start with the Swift Playground and an introduction to object-oriented programming so you can immediately see Swift in action. You then learn about all of the key language features like functions and closures, classes, methods, extensions, and how Swift works just as well as Objective-C when it comes to easy memory management with ARC.
Finally you'll learn how to use Swift alongside Objective-C as well as with Core Data, and you'll learn how to put all of the pieces together with a health app using Apple's HealthKit framework.
Waqar Malik is a UNIX nerd and Macintosh fan, and has been for long time. He has been helping developers with Cocoa and UNIX since the early days of OS X, and now with iOS. He consults, and writes Cocoa apps for his own company, Crimson Research.
1. Hello Swift
2. The Swift Playground in Xcode 6
3. Accessing Swift's Compiler and Interpreter: REPL
4. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
5. Constants, Variables, and Data Types
7. Flow Control
8. Functions and Closures
9. Classes and Structures
11. Access Control
14. Memory Management and ARC
18. Interoperability with Objective-C
19. Mix and Match
20. Working with Core Data
21. Consuming RESTful Services
22. Bringing it All Together