Advanced Swift by Chris Eidhof & Airspeed Velocity
Advanced Swift takes you through Swift’s features, from low-level programming to high-level abstractions.
In this book, we’ll write about advanced concepts in Swift programming. If you have read the Swift Programming Guide, and want to explore more, this book is for you.
Swift is a great language for systems programming, but also lends itself for very high-level programming. We’ll explore both high-level topics (for example, programming with generics and protocols), as well as low-level topics (for example, wrapping a C library and string internals).
WHAT’S IN THE BOOK
How to use Swift’s built-in collection types and how to build your own
Improve the safety and clarity of your code
Write functions and methods that work on multiple types
Use protocols to simplify your code
How to use strings and how they work with unicode.
Swift offers powerful features for dealing with mutability
Learn how value types and reference types interact
Understand Swift’s built-in error handling
Wrap calls to C libraries and present them in Swift using a natural API