Mastering Swift 2

Dive into the most recent unencumber of the fast programming language with this complicated Apple improvement publication for developing unheard of iOS and osX applications

About This Book

  • Harness the newest and so much complicated beneficial properties of quick 2 to improve caliber iOS and OSX applications
  • Comprehensive assurance of all of the complicated gains of speedy and counsel on complicated layout techniques
  • Dive deep into protocol extensions, research new mistakes dealing with version, and use featured rapid layout styles to put in writing extra effective code

Who This publication Is For

This e-book is for builders that are looking to dive into the latest model of fast. if you would like in-depth wisdom of a few of the main subtle components of rapid improvement together with protocol extensions, error-handling, layout styles, and concurrency, gaining knowledge of rapid 2 grants suggestions on tips to use and follow them on your personal projects.

What you are going to Learn

  • Dive into the center parts of rapid 2 together with operators, collections, keep an eye on circulation, and functions
  • Create and use periods, constructions, and enums together with object-oriented subject matters resembling inheritance, protocols, and extensions
  • Develop a pragmatic figuring out of subscripts, optionals, and closures
  • Learn how you can use the recent protocol extension and mistake dealing with beneficial properties of speedy 2
  • Add concurrency in your functions utilizing Grand primary Dispatch
  • Master Objective-C interoperability with combine and Match
  • Access community assets utilizing Swift
  • Implement a variety of regular layout styles within the fast language

In Detail

At their all over the world Developer's convention (WWDC) in 2015, Apple introduced quick 2, an important replace to the cutting edge programming language they first unveiled to the realm the 12 months earlier than. speedy 2 beneficial properties fascinating improvements to the unique generation of speedy, appearing, as Apple placed it themselves as “a successor to the C and Objective-C languages.” – This publication demonstrates how you can get the main from those new gains, and provides you the talents and data you want to enhance dynamic iOS and OS X applications.

Learn tips to harness the latest positive aspects of quick 2 todevelop complicated functions on quite a lot of structures with this state-of-the-art improvement advisor. Exploring and demonstrating tips on how to take on complex subject matters resembling Objective-C interoperability, ARC, closures, and concurrency, you will boost your rapid services and develop into much more fluent during this very important and leading edge language. With examples that display the right way to positioned the options into perform, and layout styles and most sensible practices, you will be writing higher iOS and OSX functions in with a brand new point of class and control.

Style and approach

This e-book takes an example-based technique the place each one thought lined is supported via instance code not to purely offer you an excellent realizing of the idea that, but in addition to illustrate how you can competently enforce it.

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Xcode 4 Unleashed

In Xcode four Unleashed, popular Mac/iOS developer Fritz Anderson exhibits how you can use Apple’s strong new Xcode four built-in improvement atmosphere to advance extraordinary software program with the least attempt possible.

Anderson demonstrates Xcode four via strolling throughout the development of 3 complete functions: a command-line instrument, an iOS app, and a Mac OS X software. those case-study initiatives provide useful insights and reasonable most sensible practices for successfully using Xcode four in day by day development.

Next, he drills right down to supply a fair deeper realizing of Xcode 4’s strongest functions. via sensible examples, he exhibits skilled Apple builders how you can circulate to Xcode 4’s “browser” version from older document-based techniques. You’ll additionally locate thorough, up to date insurance of key initiatives starting from builds and profiling to documentation.

He concludes with a chapter-length roundup of “tips, traps, and contours” for maximizing your productiveness with Xcode 4—whether you’re writing iOS apps or Mac purposes, operating solo, or as a part of a wide improvement team.

Detailed details on how to…

  • Get all started speedy with Xcode four venture workflow
  • Master Xcode 4’s new gains and improvement paradigms
  • Construct sleek iOS and Mac consumer interfaces with Interface Builder
  • Implement Model-View-Controller designs in iOS apps
  • Use Storyboard to specify an iOS app’s complete constitution in a single file
  • Leverage Xcode’s first class unit trying out and dimension tools
  • Master the necessities of iOS provisioning
  • Use Mac OS X bindings to simplify the hyperlink among facts and screen
  • Quickly localize Mac and iOS software program for brand spanking new languages and markets
  • Package and percentage subprograms that may be built-in into any OS X application
  • Use the Xcode construct process to maneuver from resource documents to executable products
  • Fully comprehend and optimize functionality and source usage

Register your replica this day at to obtain a unfastened 90+ page advisor to 4.4 & 4.5 characteristic changes

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HTML5 Game Development For Dummies

Create video games with pics that pop for the internet and cellular devices!

HTML5 is the software online game builders and architects were eagerly looking forward to. It simplifies the task of making graphically wealthy, interactive video games for the web and cellular units, and this easy-to-use consultant simplifies the educational curve. Illustrated in complete colour, the booklet takes you step-by-step during the fundamentals of HTML5 and the way to take advantage of it to construct interactive video games with 2nd pix, video, database strength, and many motion. learn how to create activities and event video games, pong video games, board video games, and extra, for either cellular units and the traditional web.

  • Learn to take advantage of the hot HTML5 expertise that makes it more uncomplicated to create video games with plenty of motion, colourful 2nd images, and interactivity--for either the net and cellular devices
  • Test and debug your video games earlier than deploying them
  • Take benefit of how HTML5 permits SQL-like information garage, that's specially useful in case you are now not good versed in database management
  • Explore developing video games appropriate for group task and robust, ecocnomic video games that require quite a lot of data

Whether you need to construct video games as a enjoyable pastime or desire to release a brand new profession, this full-color consultant covers every thing you want to be aware of to utilize HTML5 for video game design.

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Swift for Absolute Beginners

The specialist improvement crew that introduced you variations of Objective-C for absolutely the Beginners and feature taught millions of builders worldwide to write down the most well known iPhone apps of their different types at the app shop, have now leveraged their guide for Swift.

Swift for Absolute Beginners is ideal for people with no programming heritage, people with a few programming event yet no object-oriented adventure, or those who have a good proposal for an app yet haven’t programmed on account that school.

Gary Bennett and Brad Lees are full-time specialist iOS builders and feature constructed a large spectrum of apps for Fortune 500 businesses. The authors have taken their mixed 12 years of writing apps, educating on-line iOS classes, the adventure from their first iOS books, besides their unfastened on-line guideline and unfastened on-line discussion board to create a superb education book.

Topics include:

  • How to achieve success at studying Swift
  • Using rapid Playgrounds to benefit iOS improvement quickly
  • What is item orientated Programming
  • What are fast sessions, homes, and functions
  • Proper person interface and consumer event design
  • Swift information forms: integers, floats, strings, booleans
  • How to exploit speedy info collections: arrays and dictionaries
  • Boolean common sense, evaluating info, and movement control
  • Writing iPhone apps from scratch
  • Avoiding fast pitfalls

Many scholars have a tough time believing they could discover ways to write iOS apps or simply staying encouraged via studying the method. This publication, in addition to the unfastened, stay on-line education periods, is helping scholars remain encouraged and conquer hindrances whereas they discover ways to be nice iOS developers.

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Agile Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition

By Dave Thomas, Leon Breedt, Mike Clark

The definitive, Jolt-award profitable advisor to studying and utilizing Rails is now in its moment variation. Rails is a brand new method of web-based program improvement that allows builders to create full-featured, refined web-based purposes utilizing much less code and no more attempt. Now programmers can get the task performed correct and nonetheless go away paintings on time.

NEW within the moment version: The e-book has been up-to-date to use all of the new Rails 1.2 beneficial properties. The pattern software makes use of migrations, Ajax, includes a leisure interface, and illustrates new Rails positive aspects. There are new chapters on migrations, lively aid, lively list, and motion controller (including the hot resources-based routing). the internet 2.0 and Deployment chapters were thoroughly rewritten to mirror the newest pondering. you can now examine which environments are most sensible in your kind software, and notice how Capistrano makes coping with your website easy. the entire last chapters were widely up to date. ultimately, 1000's of reviews from readers of the 1st variation were integrated, making this publication easily the simplest available.

Rails is a full-stack, open resource net framework that permits you to create full-featured, refined web-based purposes with a can create an entire Rails program utilizing much less code than the setup XML you would want simply to configure another frameworks.

With this ebook, you will methods to use Rails lively list to attach enterprise gadgets and database tables. not more painful object-relational mapping. simply create your enterprise items and permit Rails do the remainder. you are going to how one can use the motion Pack framework to direction incoming requests and render pages utilizing easy-to-write templates and elements. See the best way to take advantage of the Rails provider frameworks to ship emails, check with internet prone, and engage dynamically with JavaScript purposes operating within the browser (the "Ajax" architecture).

You'll see how effortless it really is to installation Rails. you will be writing purposes that paintings along with your favourite database (MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, and extra) very quickly at all.

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Oracle PL/SQL Programming

By Steven Feuerstein, Bill Pribyl

Considered the easiest Oracle PL/SQL programming consultant by way of the Oracle neighborhood, this definitive advisor is strictly what you must utilize Oracle’s strong procedural language. The 6th variation describes the good points and features of PL/SQL up via Oracle Database 12c unencumber 1.

Hundreds of hundreds of thousands of PL/SQL builders have benefited from this e-book during the last 20 years; this variation keeps that culture. With broad code examples and a full of life humorousness, this e-book explains language basics, explores complicated coding concepts, and gives most sensible practices that can assist you remedy real-world problems.

  • Get PL/SQL courses up and operating speedy, with transparent directions for executing, tracing, checking out, debugging, and dealing with code
  • Understand new 12.1 beneficial properties, together with the ACCESSIBLE_BY clause, WITH functionality and UDF pragma, BEQUEATH CURRENT_USER for perspectives, and new conditional compilation directives
  • Take good thing about broad code samples, from easy-to-follow examples to reusable packaged utilities
  • Optimize PL/SQL functionality with positive aspects just like the functionality outcome cache and Oracle utilities comparable to PL/Scope and the PL/SQL hierarchical profiler
  • Build modular, easy-to-maintain PL/SQL purposes utilizing programs, approaches, services, and triggers

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Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook

Over eighty recipes that will help you grasp utilizing the Yii Hypertext Preprocessor framework learn how to use Yii extra successfully via ample Yii recipes on assorted issues take advantage of effective use of your controller and perspectives and reuse them Automate errors monitoring and comprehend the Yii log and stack hint jam-packed with essentially invaluable suggestions and ideas that you should use on your software, with truly defined code and all of the useful screenshots intimately while Alex informed me he was once approximately to write down a Yii cookbook a couple of yr in the past, i used to be pondering how unique it'd be, in view that there has been already an internet user-contributed cookbook (aka. Yii wiki) It became out Alex produced a publication that's not in basic terms choked with knowledge approximately the way to use Yii successfully, but additionally provided in this kind of systematic approach that it may be taken as a necessary spouse e-book to the definitive consultant to Yii. actually, Alex has effectively intrigued the curiosity of each member within the Yii developer crew while he requested for overview and reviews on his newly complete booklet chapters. because the founder and the lead developer of the Yii framework, i believe this e-book is a must-read for each Yii programmer. whereas this ebook doesn't describe at once the foundations set by means of Yii, it indicates the best way to application with Yii from a realistic standpoint. people who find themselves pushed via tight venture schedules will locate this publication very convenient because it offers ready-to-use options to many difficulties they might face of their initiatives; people who find themselves already conversant in Yii also will locate this publication very informative as so much challenge strategies given within the booklet might be regarded as formally prompt simply because they've got passed through thorough evaluate of each Yii developer workforce member. Alex, via this e-book and his lively participation within the Yii venture, proved himself to be an excellent programmer in addition to a great author. Qiang Xue Lead developer of the Yii framework Yii framework is a speedily turning out to be

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Numerical Methods using MATLAB

Numerical tools with MATLAB presents a highly-practical reference paintings to help an individual operating with numerical equipment. quite a lot of suggestions are brought, their benefits mentioned and entirely operating MATLAB code samples provided to illustrate how they are often coded and applied.

Numerical tools have vast applicability throughout many clinical, mathematical, and engineering disciplines and are quite often hired in events the place understanding a precise solution to the matter through one other procedure is impractical.

Numerical equipment with MATLAB provides each one subject in a concise and readable layout that can assist you examine quickly and successfully. it's not meant to be a reference paintings to the conceptual conception that underpins the numerical equipment themselves. a variety of reference works are available to provide this knowledge. If, in spite of the fact that, you will want counsel in utilizing numerical tools then this is often the publication for you.

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SQL All-in-One For Dummies

By Allen G. Taylor

The soup-to-nuts advisor on all issues SQL!

SQL, or structured question language, is the foreign ordinary language for developing and conserving relational databases. it's the foundation of all significant databases in use this day and is key for the garage and retrieval of database details. This enjoyable and pleasant consultant takes SQL and all its comparable issues and breaks it down into simply digestible items that you can comprehend. You’ll get the products on relational database layout, improvement, and upkeep, allowing you to begin operating with SQL correct away!

  • Provides an outline of the SQL language and examines the way it is fundamental for the garage and retrieval of database information
  • Includes updates to SQL criteria in addition to any new features
  • Explores SQL options, relational database improvement, SQL queries, info safeguard, database tuning, and more
  • Addresses the connection among SQL and programming in addition to SQL and XML

If you’re trying to find an up to date sequel to the bestelling first version of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is often the e-book for you!

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Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback (2nd Edition) (Microsoft Windows Development Series)

By Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

Using agile tools and the instruments of visible Studio 2010, improvement groups can carry higher-value software program swifter, systematically put off waste, and raise transparency in the course of the whole improvement lifecycle. Now, Microsoft visible Studio product proprietor Sam Guckenheimer and major visible Studio implementation advisor Neno Loje express find out how to utilize Microsoft’s new visible Studio 2010 software Lifecycle administration (ALM) instruments on your surroundings.


This publication is the definitive consultant to the appliance of agile improvement with Scrum and glossy software program engineering practices utilizing visible Studio 2010. You’ll find out how to use visible Studio 2010 to empower and interact multidisciplinary, self-managing groups and supply the transparency they should maximize productiveness. alongside the way in which, Guckenheimer and Loje assist you triumph over each significant obstacle that results in stakeholder dissatisfaction—from mismatched schedules to bad caliber, blocked builds to irreproducible insects, and know-how “silos” to geographic “silos.”


Coverage includes
• Accelerating the “flow of worth” to buyers in any software program venture, regardless of how huge or complex
• Empowering high-performance software program groups and removal overhead in software program delivery
• Automating “burndowns” and utilizing dashboards to achieve a real-time, multidimensional view of caliber and progress
• Using visible Studio 2010 to minimize or put off “no repro” bugs
• Automating deployment and virtualizing attempt labs to make non-stop builds deployable
• Using try out effect research to speedy select the appropriate assessments in line with fresh code changes
• Working successfully with resources, branches, and backlogs throughout disbursed teams
• Sharing code, construct automation, try out, venture and different info throughout .NET and Java teams
• Uncovering hidden architectural styles in legacy software program, so that you can refactor adjustments extra confidently
• Scaling Scrum to giant, disbursed organizations


Whatever your self-discipline, this booklet can help you utilize visible Studio 2010 to target what particularly concerns: development software program that can provide unheard of worth and retains consumers chuffed a long way into the future.


Foreword by way of Ken Schwaber

It is my honor to put in writing a foreword for Sam’s book,  Agile software program supply with visible Studio. Sam is either a practitioner of software program improvement, in addition to a pupil. i've got labored with Sam for the final years to merge Scrum with glossy engineering practices and a very good toolset, Microsoft’s VS 2010. we're either indebted to Aaron Bjork of Microsoft, who constructed the Scrum template that instantiates Scrum in VS 2010 during the Scrum Template.


I don't need Scrum to be prescriptive. I left many holes, equivalent to what because the syntax and association of the Product Backlog, the engineering practices that became Product Backlog goods right into a in all probability shippable increment, and the magic that will create self-organizing groups. Sam has beautifully defined a method of filling in those holes in his e-book. He describes the ideas and tooling, in addition to the reason of the procedure that he prescribes. He does this intimately, with scope and humor. on account that i've got labored with Microsoft considering the fact that 2004 and Sam considering that 2009 on those practices and tooling, i'm thrilled. Our first release used to be a direction, the pro Scrum Developer .NET direction, that taught builders the right way to use strong increments utilizing glossy engineering practices on VS 2010 — operating in self-organizing, cross-functional groups. Sam’s booklet is the bible to this path and extra, laying all of it out intimately and philosophy. when you are on a Scrum group development software program with .NET applied sciences, this can be the ebook for you. when you are utilizing Java, this publication is compelling adequate to learn besides, and perhaps worthy switching to .NET.


When we devised and signed the Agile Manifesto in 2001, our first worth used to be “Individuals and interactions over methods and tools.”  good, now we have the tactics and instruments nailed for the Microsoft surroundings. In Sam’s e-book, we have now whatever builders, who're additionally humans, can use to appreciate the technique and cost of the tactics and instruments. Now the rather labor, humans. After two decades of being handled as assets, changing into responsible, inventive, accountable humans is hard.  Our first problem could be the those that deal with the builders. they can use the metrics from the VS 2010 tooling to micro-manage the procedures and builders, squeezing the final little bit of creativity out and leaving Agility flat. Or, they can use the metrics from the instruments to appreciate the demanding situations dealing with the builders. they can then trainer and cause them to a greater, extra inventive and efficient position. this can be the problem of any software. it can be very good, yet the way it is used will make sure its luck.


Thanks for the e-book, Sam.


Praise for Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio

“Agile dominates initiatives more and more from IT to product and enterprise improvement, and Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje supply pragmatic context for clients looking readability and specifics with this booklet. Their wisdom of earlier heritage and present perform, mixed with acuity and information about visible Studio’s agile functions, allow an exact route to execution. but their voice and suggestion stay non-dogmatic and clever. Their examples are transparent and correct, allowing a necessary viewpoint to these looking a vast and deep historic heritage besides a definitive realizing of ways during which visible Studio can comprise agile approaches.”
—Melinda Ballou, software Director, program Lifecycle administration and govt ideas carrier, foreign facts company (IDC)


“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have forgotten extra approximately software program improvement tactics than so much improvement ‘gurus’ ever knew, and that’s an outstanding factor! In Agile software program Engineering with visible Studio, Sam and Neno distill the essence of years of hard-won adventure and hundreds and hundreds of pages of method thought into what quite matters—the innovations that top functionality software program groups use to get stuff performed. through combining those severe concepts with examples of ways they paintings in visible Studio, they created a de-facto person consultant that no visible Studio developer may be without.”
—Jeffrey Hammond, crucial Analyst, Forrester Research


“If you use Microsoft’s crew origin Server and are contemplating Agile initiatives, this article will offer you a valid starting place of the foundations at the back of its agile template and the alternatives it is important to make. The insights from Microsoft’s personal adventure in adopting agile aid illustrate demanding situations with scale and the problems past natural performance group must care for. This e-book pulls jointly into one place a large set of data and practices to create an exceptional beginning to lead the selections and powerful transition, and should be a worthwhile addition to any workforce manager’s bookshelf.”
—Thomas Murphy, study Director, Gartner


“This e-book provides software program practices you'll want to are looking to enforce in your crew and the instruments on hand to take action. It paints an image of ways firstclass groups can paintings, and in my view, is a needs to learn for somebody considering software program improvement. it is going to be essential examining for all our consultants.”
—Claude Remillard, President, InCycle


“This ebook is the fitting device for groups and agencies enforcing agile practices utilizing Microsoft’s software Lifecycle administration platform. It proves disciplined engineering and agility aren't at odds; each one wishes the opposite to be actually effective.”
—David Starr,


“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have written a truly functional e-book on how Agile groups can optimize their practices with visible Studio. It describes not just how Agile and visible Studio paintings, but in addition the incentive and context for lots of of the capabilities supplied within the platform. while you're utilizing Agile and visible Studio, this ebook could be a required learn for everybody at the workforce. while you're no longer utilizing Agile or visible Studio, then examining this e-book will describe a spot that maybe you need to get to along with your strategy and tools.”
—Dave West, Analyst, Forrester Research


“Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje are best gurus on agile tools and visible Studio. The booklet you're keeping on your hand is the authoritative solution to convey those applied sciences jointly. while you're a visible Studio person doing agile, this publication is a needs to read.”
—Dr. James A. Whittaker, software program Engineering Director Google


“Agile improvement practices are a center a part of smooth software program improvement. Drawing from our personal classes in adopting agile practices at Microsoft, Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje not just define the advantages, but additionally convey a hands-on, sensible consultant to imposing these practices in groups of any measurement. This e-book can assist your staff wake up and working in no time!”
—Jason Zander, company vp, Microsoft Corporation





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