Since Swift was introduced by Apple in WWDC 2015, it has gone on to become one of the most beloved languages to develop iOS applications with. In the new version, the Swift team aimed to take its adoption to the next level by making it available for new platforms and audiences.
This book will very quickly get you up to speed and productive with Swift 3. You will begin by understanding the process of submitting new feature requests for future versions of Swift. Swift 3 allows you to develop and run your applications on a Linux machine. Using this feature, you will write your first Linux application using the debugger in Linux. Using Swift migrator, you will initiate a conversion from Swift 2.2 to Swift 3.
Further on, you will learn how to interact with Cocoa libraries when importing Objective C to Swift. You will explore the function and operator changes new to Swift 3, followed by Collection and Closure changes. You will also see the changes in Swift 3 that allow you write tests easier with XCTest and debug your running code better with new formats as well. Finally, you will have a running server written completely in Swift on a Linux box.
By the end of the book, you will know everything you need to know to dive into Swift 3 and build successful projects.
What you will learn
- Migrate a Swift 2.2 project to Swift 3
- Understand the workings of Swift Package Manager
- Interact with Cocoa libraries when importing Objective C to Swift
- Explore the function and operator changes new in Swift 3
- Work with the advanced type changes, attribute improvements, and floating point type improvements in Swift
- Discover the changes in the Swift API and see how Objective-C can be manipulated in the current API
- Implement the new features central to Swift Testing and understand the new debug features
- Create server-side applications using Swift 3