How to take advantage of SwiftUI to create insanely great apps for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
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1st Edition 2020
ISBN: 978-0-9918178-8-7
More than 800 Codes Explained!
More than 300 Projects!
Learn to develop applications with SwiftUI!
SwiftUI for Masterminds takes the reader step by step through the technologies required to develop applications for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. After reading this book, you will know how to program in Swift, how to design user interfaces, and how to combine traditional frameworks with the advanced features provided by SwiftUI to build modern applications.

This book is a complete course on app development for Apple devices. Every chapter explores basic and advanced topics, from computer programming to graphics and databases. The information is supported by examples that guide beginners and experts through the development process and gradually introduce them to complex topics.

The goal of SwiftUI for Masterminds is to familiarize you with the latest technologies introduced by Apple for app development. It was designed to prepare you for the future and was written for the genius inside you, for Masterminds.

More than 800 Codes Explained!
More than 300 Projects!
Everything you need to know!
Introduction to Swift 5.1 | Swift Paradigm | Declarative User Interfaces | SwiftUI Framework | Combine Framework | Layout and Navigation | Mac Catalyst | UIKit in SwiftUI | Collection Views | Text Views | MapKit | Graphics and Animations | Files and Archiving | Core Data | iCloud | CloudKit | AVFoundation | Camera and Photo Library | WebKit Views | Gesture Recognizers | Timers | Notifications | Operation Queues | Error Handling... and more!
Learn from examples!
Introduction to Swift 5.1
Learn how a computer program works and how to use the Swift language to create any application you want. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 provide an introduction to app development and the Swift language to prepare you for the rest of the book. You will learn how to create simple programs in Swift and how to work with the Swift programming paradigm.
Create Declarative User Interfaces with SwiftUI
Learn how to implement SwiftUI to design user interfaces and how to adapt the interfaces to changes in the state of the data and the application.
Create Universal Applications
Learn how to create applications for iPhones and iPads and how to work with Mac Catalyst to port iPad applications to Mac computers.
Store information with Core Data and iCloud
Learn how to work with Core Data to store large amounts of data. Synchronize Core Data with iCloud using CloudKit to let your users share information among devices.
Display Custom Graphics and Videos
Learn how to generate custom graphics and animations with SwiftUI and how to integrate UIKit frameworks to control the device's camera and create your own video player.
What our readers are saying
Straddles the sweet spot between tutorial and reference.
"The book is well written and takes you from novice to high intermediate. The book starts with the most basic swift concepts covering the language from playground exercises and through to the UI interface techniques. What I love most is that it flags what sections are novice, intermediate and advanced."
Great reference for not-so-beginners
"I used this book for the first time today, trying to figure out how to make something draggable. I was very happy with what I found on pages 466-470: basically an example of how to move and snap back, followed by a better example of how to move and snap back, followed by an example of how to move and and stay put at the new location (with explanations in between, of course)."
Comprehensive coverage of Swift syntax and SwiftUI architecture.
"This book drills down deeply into the subject matter and broadly covers language syntax and application architecture. Hundreds of working examples, both simple and elaborate, accompany the crystal-clear text. And, due to the author's meticulous attention to detail, all the examples compile and execute! He goes well beyond basic SwiftUI technology to explain supporting or supplementary software; all part of the development ecosystem. During my 40 years reading dozens of books on software development, I rarely if ever came across a book as good as SwiftUI for Masterminds."
Fantastic book! I find everything I look for, easily.
"I'm taking the Stanford iPhone programming class for 2020, using SwiftUI. I find this book is _perfect_ as a reference for the class. I've run through the book's examples in xcode and then applied them to the Stanford assignments. The farther I get in the book the more I'm impressed by the details, examples, and explanations."
Excellent Resource for Anyone Wanting to Program Using Swift
"I don’t normally spend the time to write Amazon reviews but I have been extremely impressed with this book. I bought it after I had already purchased another SwiftUI book that I found to be worthless. While the first section of this book covers the Swift language and Xcode, the information was very well written and at a level of detail that most professional programmer would want. This book is very readable and will be used by me as go to resource long after I have finished reading."
Goto SwiftUI Reference book
"The book is detailed and well organized with a table of contents that makes It very easy to find exactly what you need to know which allows you to use it as a reference book. The author covers everything you need to know for creating SwiftUI apps. The quality of the pages, print, cover and binding is good. It is a fantastic value as are the authors other books."
Step by Step
Learn only what you need when you need it. Each technology is introduced with examples that only implement what you already know, so you can focus on the new topic and effortlessly understand how it all works.
Learn everything you need to develop professional applications. From the basics of computer programming to the most advanced technologies available today.
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