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Hacking with Swift

Hacking with macOS: AppKit Edition

Preface

Project 1: Storm Viewer

Get started coding in Swift by making an image viewer app and learning key concepts.

Project 2: Cows and Bulls

Practice your NSTableView skills while learning about random numbers and text input.

Project 3: Social media

Return to project 1 and add a feature to let users share their selected picture.

Project 4: Grid Browser

Power up your web browsing experience by viewing more than one site at a time.

Project 5: Capital Cities

Learn to drop map pins and measure distance in this MKMapView game.

Project 6: Auto Layout

Make your apps adapt intelligently to any size screen – it's easier than you think!

Project 7: Photo Memories

Create watermarked videos using NSCollectionView with drag and drop.

Project 8: Odd One Out

Build a picture-matching game using grid view and… particle effects?

Project 9: GCD

Learn how to create background threads, delay work, and even parallelize complex operations.

Project 10: WeatherBar

Display your local weather in the macOS status bar using JSON and GCD.

Project 11: Bubble Trouble

Create a physics-based bubble popping game with timers, sound effects, and more.

Project 12: Animation

Master Core Animation by learning a variety of ways to bring your UI to life.

Project 13: Screenable

Get to grips with Core Graphics and NSDocument by building a screenshot-editing app.

Project 14: Shooting Gallery

Build a fast-paced shooting game with animations, new levels, and a custom mouse cursor.

Project 15: NSUndoManager

Learn to let your apps forgive and forget user mistakes with NSUndoManager.

Project 16: Bookworm

Track the books you've read while writing any hardly any code. No, really.

Project 17: Match Three

Build a ball-matching game with SpriteKit, while learning about shape nodes and particle emitters.

Project 18: Bindings

Practice your bindings skill by converting temperatures with KVC and KVO.

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