Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 13 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple’s acclaimed programming language, Swift 5.5. With this thoroughly updated guide, you’ll learn the Swift language, understand Apple’s Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework.

Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts; Become familiar with built-in Swift types; Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics; Tour the life cycle of an Xcode project; Learn how nibs are loaded; Understand Cocoa’s event-driven design; Communicate with C and Objective-C.

In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features: Structured concurrency: async/await, tasks, and actors; Swift native formatters and attributed strings; Lazy locals and throwing getters; Enhanced collections with the Swift Algorithms and Collections packages; Xcode tweaks: column breakpoints, package collections, and Info.plist bui …