The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4 beta) - Apple Inc.

The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4 beta)

Artist Apple Inc.

  • Release Date: 2015-06-09
  • Genre: Programming
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings


Swift is a new programming language for creating iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS 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.


  • Kindle please!!!

    By ComnYouCanDoBetter
    Why can’t I read it on my kindle! I have to stare at a screen to read it! There is no official way to read this either in paper or on an e-ink display. The content is superb. The language is great and open source. But iBooks and it’s restrictions make my cry. Why? I love swift. Love the books' contents but I realy realy hate iBooks. And you are shoving it down our throats. :(
  • Needs a better TOC

    By nutella_98
    Unfortunate that the TOC only lists the top level topics, for example "Collection Types", and that's it. Once you go into that topic, you have to keep turning pages left and right to find the sub-topic you are looking for. Would be more helpful to include sub-topics in the TOC as well. So based on the above example, "Collection Types" would include sub-topics in the TOC for Arrays, Sets, Dictionaries, etc. It would be much easier (and faster) to find what you looking for. This would also allow to have the bookmars feature work better. Currently if I bookmark three sub-topics, Arrays, Sets, and Dictionaries, this will result in three bookmarks each of them called "Collection Types", "Collection Types" and "Collection Types" - with the page number appended to each. Now how on earth is this helpful!?
  • So hard to read

    By 미카04
    Apple might wrote this book with passion but there are so many strange things and words without explanation. The author could have written this book much easily but didn’t. Well, at least there are no good books in public I will continue to read this book but it gives me stress everytime I read this book.
  • This book is corrupted

    By Robert Cantoni
    Doesn’t open in iBooks; instead, gives message that says the book is corrupted.
  • ePub

    By Dfhbcxcbnn
    The ePub does not allow for exporting to non iOS devices. Somewhat ironic given Swift will be open source.
  • Fantastic !

    By Samalander7
    Swift is clearly a labor of love, attempting to solve some real problems and simultaneously expose a generation of programmers to some higher order functions. A great update to a growing language!
  • Spread love

    By Open sourced swift
    I can't believe that swift will be open source and use commercially. I have been waiting this moment for year and almost in half.("thank you apple so much")💖💜💜💜