HACKING WITH SWIFT

ZERO TO HERO IN ONE COURSE

Includes free updates for new Swift versions – click to read my update policy

Hacking with Swift was designed for absolute beginners who want to learn Swift 3 and iOS development with real-world, practical projects. The e-book contains the same 40 projects you can read online, but it's ad-free and available as PDF, ePub, and Kindle. Plus, you get exclusive bonus content: a Swift Quick Tips wall chart, a guide book with revision notes and exercises, plus an Xcode 8 tips and tricks video!


100% iOS 10

You can always be guaranteed you're learning the latest, greatest Apple technologies because all my tutorials are written for iOS 10.

100% SWIFT 3

Don't waste time with out of date tutorials – here you can learn smart, powerful, and expressive Swift the way it was meant to be written.

100% PRACTICAL

You learn Swift while you make real-world iOS projects, which means you get to apply your new skills immediately and see them work in context.

100% PROVEN

Exclusive bonus content explains key points in detail, provides challenges for you to complete, and more – it's the fastest way to get to grips with Swift.

WHAT'S IN THE COURSE


Hacking with Swift is the most comprehensive iOS 10 and Swift 3 tutorial series in existence, offering all this and more:

  • EXCLUSIVE Hacking with Swift guide book: Places milestones at key points in the series that contain revision notes, detailed code discussion, and challenges to help you push your skills further.
  • EXCLUSIVE Swift Quick Tips wall chart: A printable PDF with 20 useful Swift tips you can start using in your code immediately.
  • EXCLUSIVE Xcode 8 Tips and Tricks video: Watch as I walk through some of my favorite features of Xcode, helping you make the most of Apple's integrated development environment.
  • BONUS Swift Knowledge Base: Get over 290 tips and tricks for Swift 3 and Xcode.
  • Introduction to Swift: Learn the basics of the Swift programming language to help jumpstart your development.

Once you complete the introduction, you continue on to develop all these incredible, real-world projects from scratch:

  1. Storm Viewer: Get started coding in Swift by making an image viewer app and learning key concepts.
  2. Guess the Flag: Make a game using UIKit, and learn about integers, buttons, colors and actions.
  3. Social Media: Let users share to Facebook and Twitter by modifying project 1.
  4. Easy Browser: Embed Web Kit and learn about delegation, KVO, classes and UIToolbar.
  5. Word Scramble: Create an anagram game while learning about closures and booleans.
  6. Auto Layout: Get to grips with Auto Layout using practical examples and code.
  7. Whitehouse Petitions: Make an app to parse Whitehouse petitions using JSON and a tab bar.
  8. 7 Swifty Words: Build a word-guessing game and master strings once and for all.
  9. Grand Central Dispatch: Learn how to run complex tasks in the background with GCD.
  10. Names to Faces: Get started with UICollectionView and the photo library.
  11. Pachinko: Dive into SpriteKit to try your hand at fast 2D games.
  12. UserDefaults: Learn how to save user settings and data for later use.
  13. Instafilter: Make a photo manipulation program using Core Image filters and a UISlider.
  14. Whack-a-Penguin: Build a game using SKCropNode and a sprinkling of Grand Central Dispatch.
  15. Animation: Bring your interfaces to life with animation, and meet switch/case at the same time.
  16. JavaScript Injection: Extend Safari with a cool feature for JavaScript developers.
  17. Swifty Ninja: Learn to draw shapes in SpriteKit while making a fun and tense slicing game.
  18. Debugging: Everyone hits problems sooner or later, so learning to find and fix them is an important skill.
  19. Capital Cities: Teach users about geography while you learn about MKMapView and annotations.
  20. Fireworks Night: Learn about timers and color blends while making things go bang!
  21. Local Notifications: Send reminders, prompts and alerts even when your app isn't running.
  22. Detect-a-Beacon: Learn to find and range iBeacons using our first project for a physical device.
  23. Space Race: Dodge space debris while you learn about per-pixel collision detection.
  24. Swift Extensions: Try your hand at improving the built-in data types of Swift.
  25. Selfie Share: Make a multipeer photo sharing app in just 150 lines of code.
  26. Marble Maze: Respond to device tilting by steering a ball around a vortex maze.
  27. Core Graphics: Draw 2D shapes using Apple's high-speed drawing framework.
  28. Secret Swift: Save user data securely using the device keychain and Touch ID.
  29. Exploding Monkeys: Remake a classic DOS game and learn about destructible terrain and scene transitions.
  30. Instruments: Become a bug detective and track down lost memory, slow drawing and more.
  31. Multibrowser: Get started with UIStackView and see just how easy iPad multitasking is.
  32. SwiftSearcher: Add your app's content to Spotlight search and take advantage of the new Safari integration.
  33. What's that Whistle?: Build a crowd-sourced song recognition app using Apple's free platform as a service. CloudKit.
  34. Four in a Row: Let iOS take over the AI in your games using GameplayKit.
  35. Generating random numbers: GameplayKit can help you generate random numbers in ways you soon won't be able to live without.
  36. Crashy Plane: Ever wanted to make a Flappy Bird clone? Now you can do it in under an hour thanks to SpriteKit.
  37. Psychic Tester: Are you psychic? Of course not. But what if we could use our coding skills to make a game to fool your friends into thinking otherwise?
  38. GitHub Commits: Get on board with Core Data and learn to read, write and query objects using Apple's object graph and persistence framework.
  39. Unit testing with XCTest: Learn how to write unit tests and user interface tests using Xcode's built-in testing framework.

Hacking with Swift really is the fastest way to go from zero to hero in Swift and iOS – buy now and get started with your new iOS career the smart way!

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