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Advanced Swift

A deep dive into Swift’s features, from low-level programming to high-level abstractions.

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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).

What’s in the book

  • Collections

    How to use Swift’s built-in collection types and how to build your own.

  • Optionals

    Improve the safety and clarity of your code.

  • Generics

    Write functions and methods that work on multiple types.

  • Protocols

    Use protocols to simplify your code.

  • Strings

    How to use strings and how they work with unicode.

  • Mutability

    Swift offers powerful features for dealing with mutability.

  • Memory Management

    Learn how value types and reference types interact.

  • Error Handling

    Understand Swift’s built-in error handling.

  • Interoperability

    Wrap calls to C libraries and present them in Swift using a natural API.

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About the Authors

  • Chris Eidhof

  • Ole Begemann

  • Airspeed Velocity

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