At WWDC 2014 today Apple unveiled a new programming language it created called Swift, which will allow iOS and OS X developers to create apps easier in a more modern interface. Part of the introduction of Swift was also a free book Apple touted for download, which is currently available in the iBookstore.
The Swift Programming Language is 500 pages and is described as follows:
Swift is a new programming language for creating iOS and OS X apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.
This book provides:
– A tour of the language.
– A detailed guide delving into each language feature.
– A formal reference for the language.
If you’re looking to jump on Swift and learn more about using the language, this free book from Apple looks to be required reading material.
Click here to download The Swift Programming Language from the iBookstore—it’s free.