Advanced iOS Summer Bundle - 2019

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  • Platform iOS 13
  • Language Swift 5.1
  • Editor Xcode 11

Our best three new books for advanced iOS developers: SwiftUI by Tutorials, Combine: Asynchronous Programming with Swift, and Catalyst by Tutorials!

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For Intermediate Developers

Our best three new books for advanced iOS developers!

1) SwiftUI by Tutorials

Build fluid and engaging declarative UI for your apps — using less code — with SwiftUI!

SwiftUI by Tutorials is designed to help you learn how to transition from the "old way" of building your app UI with UIKit, to the "new way" of building responsive UI with modern declarative syntas with SwiftUI.

This book is for readers who are comfortable building Swift apps, and want to make the exciting leap into building their app UI with modern, declarative code.

What Is SwiftUI?

SwiftUI lets you build better apps, faster, and with less code. It’s a developer’s dream come true!

With SwiftUI, you can design your user interfaces in a declarative way; instead of developing app interfaces in an imperative way, by coding all of the application state logic before time, you can instead define what your app’s UI should do in a particular state and let the underlying OS figure out how to do it.

What’s more is that SwiftUI lets you build modern, responsive UI and animations for all Apple devices — not just iOS. So whether you’re building apps for iOS, watchOS, tvOS or any other Apple platform, you can use the same concise, natural language to describe your UI and have it look stunning — no matter where your code runs.

In addition, SwiftUI’s built-in automatic support for things such as dark mode, localization and accessibility, along with Xcode 11 support for drag-and-drop design and instant preview makes it easier to build apps than ever before.

2) Combine: Asynchronous Programming with Swift

Master native asynchronous programming with Swift using the Combine framework!

Just as RxSwift revolutionized building apps under reactive programming principles, the introduction of native asynchronous programming paradigms in Swift through the Combine framework is a game-changer. Establishing a native asynchronous framework natively in Swift means that you can possibly drop dependencies on third-party reactive frameworks — and do everything right in Swift.

This book is for people who may have some experience or exposure to RxSwift or similar reactive frameworks, and want to learn how to handle asynchronous scenarios natively using Combine in Swift.

What Is Combine?

It seems like developers are all about reactive programming these days, with lots of frameworks to help make leveraging asynchronous code in Swift just a little bit easier.

But the introduction of Combine into the Swift ecosystem now gives you a native way of managing asynchronous events in Swift. Combine is a declarative Swift framework for processing events and values received over time: UI events, network responses and other unpredictable types of data events can easily be published and consumed with the Combine framework.

Your event-processing Swift code just got a lot easier to read and a lot easier to maintain. Not to mention the freedom from using other reactive frameworks — and being able to reduce the compile time of your reactive apps back to sensible levels!

3) Catalyst by Tutorials

Run iOS apps natively on macOS with Catalyst!

Catalyst by Tutorials shows you how to take all of those great apps you’ve build on iOS and run them right on macOS. But like everything else with Apple, it’s not always as straightforward as you’d like it to be. This book will show you how to design your apps to work well on macOS, what you can and can’t port between the two platforms, and any other "gotchas" to keep an eye out for when building apps under Catalyst.

This book is for developers who have a good handle on building iOS apps and want to learn how to port those apps to run on macOS as well.

What is Catalyst?

Formerly known as Marzipan to Apple insiders, Catalyst lets you extend your iPad apps to macOS. Under Catalina and Xcode 11, developers can now build their iPad apps with macOS as a target.

And we’re not just talking about grossly super-sized versions of iPad apps on your Mac; Catalyst apps will support native macOS controls and functionality, such as the familiar menu bar, support for mouse and keyboards, window resizing, proper scroll bars, Touch Bar support, and desktop-based drag and drop.

So if you’ve been hesitating to port your iPad apps to macOS because you just don’t want to have to learn to develop for the desktop, then 2019 is your year!

Note: These books are in Early Access. You’ll get advance access to the books while they are in development, and you’ll get a free update to the complete digital edition of the books when they are complete!

Estimated final release date: Fall 2019.

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Advanced iOS Summer Bundle - 2019

Our best three new books for advanced iOS developers: SwiftUI by Tutorials, Combine: Asynchronous Programming with Swift, and Catalyst by Tutorials!