How to learn Swift?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by whitneyhu, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. whitneyhu macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014
    I'm a second year Engineering student, did a bit of C++ in my course and I want to learn Swift.

    Where should I start? Any ideas? The amount of tutorials I found online is not so promising.:eek:
  2. subsonix macrumors 68040

    Feb 2, 2008
    Yes, get the 2 books that Apple has published. Then there are some blogs, including an official Apple blog.
  3. omenatarhuri macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2010
    I also started with a C++ background and did (am doing) the following:
    - Read Apple's book
    - Started solving Project Euler problems with Swift as first practice:
    - Figured out what I'd like to do for an App and started to code that

    To keep myself motivated in the beginning I also wrote some blog stuff:

    Good luck!
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Best tutorials so far are all the WWDC videos introducing, using, and debugging with Swift.
  5. whitneyhu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2014
    thanks guys! But at the moment I've decided not to dwell on swift yet, because python has a much wider application (data etc) so I probably will work on that in the new academic year.
  6. joshuatbrown, Aug 20, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 26, 2014

    joshuatbrown macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    The Apple iBooks are great, as subsonix said.

    The Swift Programming Language:

    Using Swift with Cocoa and Objective-C:

    Daniel Steinberg has also published one, called A Swift Kickstart:

    And if you're looking for a tutorial you can follow along with, you can check out the video of the Beginning Swift workshop I put on last week:


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