A deep dive into Swift’s features, from low-level programming to high-level abstractions.
In this book, we’ll write about advanced concepts in Swift programming. If you have read the Swift Programming Guide, and want to explore more, this book is for you.
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).
Now also available in Chinese.
What’s in the book
How to use Swift’s built-in collection types and how to build your own.
Improve the safety and clarity of your code.
Write functions and methods that work on multiple types.
Use protocols to simplify your code.
How to use strings and how they work with unicode.
Swift offers powerful features for dealing with mutability.
Learn how value types and reference types interact.
Understand Swift’s built-in error handling.
Wrap calls to C libraries and present them in Swift using a natural API.