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All Hacking with Swift books now updated for Swift 4

Book updates are free thanks to my lifetime update policy

Paul Hudson       @twostraws

With yesterday's release of Xcode 9, all 11 books in the Hacking with Swift series have been updated for Swift 4. These updates are available free of charge thanks to the Hacking with Swift lifetime update policy, which guarantees you Swift updates for the life of each book.

If you bought through Gumroad: The book updates are available immediately using your original email receipt. Look for the product download link from Gumroad, and that should take you straight to the updated editions.

If you bought through iBooks: The updates have been submitted to Apple for review and will hopefully be live in the next few days.

If you're keen to learn more, here are links to each of the books:

At the same time as updating the books for Swift 4 some other enhancements were added, including:

  • Hacking with Swift now explains how to adopt the large title bars introduced in iOS 11, how to use the safe area and hide the home indicator for iPhone X, and how to use the new Swift 4 Codable protocol to load and save data.
  • Pro Swift has been expanded to cover fatalError(), Never, and Swift 4 dictionary improvements.
  • Hacking with watchOS now teaches how to enable auto rotation and Water Lock in your apps.

As well as the books being refreshed, the Swift Test has been updated for Swift 4, and the Swift Knowledge Base has been updated for Swift 4 and expanded with new articles relating to iOS 11 and iPhone X. The new articles are:

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About the author

Paul Hudson is the creator of Hacking with Swift, the most comprehensive series of Swift books in the world. He's also the editor of Swift Developer News, the maintainer of the Swift Knowledge Base, and a speaker at Swift events around the world. If you're curious you can learn more here.

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