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Swift for iOS, Part 1: Basics

with expert Jordan Hudgens


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Release date Release date 5/4/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 38m
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Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

In this course we are going to give you a thorough introduction into Apple’s most exciting programming language, Swift. You’ll gain a better understanding of why Swift exists as well as why many developers are moving towards it for iOS and OS development. Next you’ll be taught the basics of Swift programming concepts ranging from constancies and variables, arrays and dictionaries, conditionals, loops, functions, and more.

Prerequisites

This course requires some knowledge of using a Mac UI. Anyone with moderate computer end-user experience should be able to take this course.

Learning Paths

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
iOS Mobile Development

Meet the expert

Jordan Hudgens Jordan Hudgens has certifications for Ruby on Rails, Thinkful; Ruby on Rails, Bloc.io; Front End Development, Thinkful; and AngularJS, Thinkful. He is currently vice president of engineering for TRACKR in Midland, Texas and is working on his PhD in Computer Science from Texas Tech. In addition to Ruby, Jordan works with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Postgres, CSS3, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Python. He also works with the frameworks Rails (Ruby), Zend (PHP), and Django (Python), plus the libraries AngularJS, jQuery, and Backbone.js.


Course outline



Basics

Introduction and Background (09:37)
  • Introduction (00:18)
  • Author's Introduction (00:36)
  • Goals (00:53)
  • Content Overview (01:19)
  • Introduction to Swift (01:53)
  • Swift Background (01:35)
  • Swift vs. Objective-C (02:36)
  • Summary (00:24)
Environment Configuration (10:01)
  • Introduction (00:16)
  • An Introduction to Xcode (03:12)
  • Setting up the Environment (01:34)
  • Demo: Download Xcode (01:25)
  • Primer: Hello, World (00:45)
  • Demo: Hello, World (02:31)
  • Summary (00:15)
Constants & Variables (18:33)
  • Introduction (00:22)
  • Constants & Variables (01:27)
  • Demo: Constants & Variables (04:04)
  • Demo: String Interpolation (03:17)
  • Demo: Dynamic Typecasting (03:25)
  • Demo: Concatenation (03:26)
  • Demo: Multiple Values (02:12)
  • Summary (00:17)
Arrays & Dictionaries (16:16)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Arrays & Dictionaries (01:53)
  • Demo: Xcode Keywords (03:24)
  • Demo: Arrays & Dictionaries (04:30)
  • Demo: The Dictionary Explained (01:56)
  • Demo: Using the Dictionary (03:41)
  • Summary (00:25)
Conditionals (13:40)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Conditionals (01:04)
  • Demo: Conditionals (03:44)
  • Demo: Multiple Conditionals (03:22)
  • Demo: Switch Statements (04:41)
  • Summary (00:23)
Loops (14:06)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Loops (01:37)
  • Demo: For-In Loops (03:24)
  • Demo: While Loops (02:15)
  • Demo: Do-While Loops (03:03)
  • Demo: Loops & Conditionals (02:58)
  • Summary (00:18)
Functions (16:31)
  • Introduction (00:23)
  • Functions (02:04)
  • Demo: Functions (03:29)
  • Demo: Passing in Arguments (04:42)
  • Demo: Multiple Return Types (05:23)
  • Summary (00:27)