Over the last months, we have been busy writing a new book: Advanced Swift. We will release chapters one-by-one, and the first chapter on Strings is already available for those that order the early access version now. During the next months, we will keep releasing chapters, and we aim to finish the book when Swift 2 is public. The book is written by Airspeed Velocity and Chris Eidhof.
Swift is a great language for systems programming, but also lends itself for very high-level programming. We'll explore both high-level topics (for example, programming with generics and protocols), as well as low-level topics (for example, wrapping a C library and string internals). Furthermore, we'll talk about error handling, functions, mutability and memory management, collections, and many more topics.
When you get the early access edition, it means you will not only get the book (as the chapters get released), but also get access to a private GitHub repository where you can comment on the Markdown files and open issues. This allows for a unique opportunity to shape the book.
We're looking forward to your feedback!