How to learn Swift, Apple’s language for creating iOS, macOS, and Linux apps

“Want to create your own app? To do so, you need to learn a programming language. Fortunately, Apple has a language for writing apps for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and you can have fun learning it, as well,” Roman Loyola writes for Macworld. “It’s called Swift.”

“Released in 2014, Swift’s popularity amongst programmers continues to grow. Swift is an open-source language, so you can write apps for Linux, as well,” Loyola writes. “There are a lot of ways to go about learning Swift, and many of the lessons can be done on your own time, sometimes for free. ”

“If you’re absolutely new to programming, you may want to prep yourself first on the general programming core concepts. There are several online courses,” Loyola writes. “If you’re already familiar with coding core concepts, or you just want to dive in and see how it goes, you can get started on learning Swift. Here’s how.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you’re interested in learning Swift, you can download The Swift Programming Language book for free from Apple’s iBooks Store here.

Happy coding!

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  1. What are the built-in graphics, and sound commands that swift has?
    If it doesn’t have these, then I’m NOT interested. I learned to program a bit in C, but it was a total waste of time. There where NO explinations showing how you could easily use graphics, or sound. To me a ” programming language ” that has NO built-in graphics, and sound commands, is NOT a programming language. Or at least it’s an Incomplete one.
    Right now I use PureBasic, because I may write a program where I NEVER click on a button. You always should have a choice if you want ” object oriented ” programing, or not. I worked on voice recognition, all the way back in 1979 ! Now a wave, is a wave… wether it’s a sound wave, or a brain wave. So I am interested in using the computer for brain wave recognition. For more info, find out about Jose Delgado, and ESB… Electrical stimulation of the brain. You DON’T use object oriented programming, when all you do is ” think “, and NEVER click on a button.

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