What is the starting point for searching developer docs?

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  1. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    I see that there is a huge amount of information available for developers. However, I often feel like I'm awash in too much information or information that isn't quite what I needed.

    Is there a master index or starting point to search for documents about Swift and Xcode and the various APIs used to program Apple products?

    Alternatively, is there a document that describes how the developer documents are organized and how to search them?


    Thanks.
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68000

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    iBooks has a book by Apple: Swift 2.0
    XCode has great documentation
    Alternatively online: https://developer.apple.com/library/
     
  3. neutrino23 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. The library you reference is a nice starting point. I've been signed up as a developer for a few years but didn't know about this. (I only have personal needs for writing apps, I don't intend to sell anything.)

    I've read most of the Swift book already. It is nicely written.

    Swift is not that hard to comprehend. The harder part is the vast size of the APIs for iOS and OS X and the various Apple devices. I could never read everything so I just need to find the relevant parts.
     
  4. Red Menace macrumors 6502

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    I just load up the various documentation sets in Dash and keep it open to look stuff up. The Foundation and AppKit references also come in handy for most of what I do.
     
  5. Senor Cuete, Jan 10, 2016
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