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  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: ClosuresPreview image@2x
    If you've worked with blocks in C/Objective-C or lambdas in Ruby, then you won't have a hard time wrapping your head around the concept of closures. Closures are nothing more than blocks of functionality that you can pass around in your code. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about closures to get you started.Read More…
  • Adaptive Design
    An Introduction to Adaptive DesignPreview image@2x
    Xcode 6 and iOS 8 marked the release of several new technologies to help design your app for any device. Adaptive design makes development easier to account for all screen sizes, devices, and orientations. In this tutorial, you'll learn what exactly adaptive design is and how to start using it today.Read More…
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    Swift from Scratch: Function Parameters, Types, and NestingPreview image@2x
    In the previous article, we explored the basics of functions in Swift. Functions, however, have a lot more to offer. In this article, we will continue our exploration of functions and look into function parameters, nesting, and types.Read More…
  • Swift
    New Course: The Swift Programming LanguageSwift
    At Apple's annual WWDC in 2014, it announced the creation and release of a brand new programming language: Swift. The idea is to use this language going forward when creating apps that target both iOS and OS X operating systems. In our new course, you'll learn the basics of the language and get familiar with the fundamental concepts.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: An Introduction to FunctionsPreview image@2x
    To get anything done in Swift, you'll need to learn the ins and outs of functions. Functions are exceptionally powerful and flexible in Swift. The basics are simple—especially if you've worked with other programming languages before—but because of Swift's flexible syntax it can easily become complex if you're not familiar with the basics. In this article, we'll focus on those basics first.Read More…
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    Swift from Scratch: Optionals and Control FlowPreview image@2x
    In the previous articles, you learned some of the basic concepts of the Swift programming language. If you've programmed before, I'm sure you saw a few similarities with other programming languages, such as Ruby, JavaScript, and Objective-C. In this article, we zoom in on control flow in Swift. Before we can discuss control flow in more detail, we need to take a look at a concept that is new to most of you, optionals. Optionals are another safety feature of Swift. At first, it may look like a hassle to use optionals, but you'll quickly learn that optionals will make your code much safer.Read More…
  • Swift
    iOS 2014: A Year in ReviewPreview image@2x
    This time last year, I wrote that 2013 was the most significant year since the introduction of the iPhone. Looking back at 2014, it's clear that I'm going to need to reiterate those words. Apple blew us away with announcements, new technologies, and promises. Let's take a few minutes to look back at 2014.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: Collections and TuplesPreview image@2x
    In the previous article, you learned about variables, constants, and some of the common data types, such as integers, floats, and strings. In this article, we zoom in on collections. Swift's standard library defines two collection types, arrays and dictionaries.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: Variables and ConstantsPreview image@2x
    In the first article of Swift from Scratch, you learned about Xcode playgrounds and wrote your first lines of Swift. In this article, we start learning the fundamentals of the Swift programming language by exploring variables and typing. We will also take a close look at constants and why you're encouraged to use them as much as possible.Read More…
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    Swift from Scratch: IntroductionPreview image@2x
    In this series, you'll learn everything you need to know about the Swift programming language to get started. You'll start with the very basics to get your feet wet and gradually learn about the more advanced aspects of this brand new programming language, ready to build iOS and OS X applications.Read More…
  • Auto Layout
    Introduction to the Visual Format LanguagePreview image@2x
    Auto Layout is easy and intuitive to use with Interface Builder, but in code it can be a significant amount of work and pretty verbose. To make this easier, Apple introduced the Visual Format Language to allow developers to add constraints in a succinct and readable manner. In this tutorial, we will look at how to use Visual Format Language in your code and how to understand its syntax.Read More…
  • iOS 8
    iOS 8: Creating a Custom Keyboard in SwiftExtensions
    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make your own custom keyboard using Swift and the new app extension APIs. Before we do that, we are going to go over what a keyboard extension can do, what it can't do, and what it should to get approved for the App Store.Read More…
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