Introduction to Swift 2.0 Development with Objective-C

Duration: 3 Days


With Swift 2.0 featuring significant new enhancements, now is the perfect time to learn Apple’s exciting new programming language. Our course emphasises the best of the new features in version 2.0 and we’ve been careful to make it accessible for those new to programming, teaching topics in small steps so that beginners can learn code in “bite-size” chunks. For experienced programmers, our course is a great way to understand the Swift language and see how well it provides a clean, modern and efficient approach to programming, using the functional features of Swift. Please note that we have delivered this course to staff from Apple UK.


Basic Apple Macintosh skills. Previous experience of programming helpful but not necessary.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Tools used on this course

  • Introduction to playgrounds
  • Constants and types
  • Int
  • Float
  • Double
  • Bool
  • Strings
  • Data types
  • Constant arrays
  • Constant sets
  • Tuples
  • Constant operators
  • Constant Dictionaries
  • Constant optionals

Program flow and constants

  • Intervals, ranges and Strides
  • if...else
  • guard...else
  • Switch
  • Nil coalescing
  • Ternary operator

Basic functional programming (no variables required)

  • if...let
  • is, as, as?, as!
  • Pattern matching
  • Function signatures
  • Closures
  • Functions
  • sorted, map, filter, reduce, flatmap and zip

Variables and types

  • Variables
  • Variable operators
  • Variable Arrays
  • Variable Dictionaries
  • Variable Sets
  • Variable optionals

Program flow with variables

  • for loops
  • while loops
  • repeat... while loops

Custom types passed by value

  • Enumerations
  • Structures

Custom types passed by reference

  • Classes and objects
  • Dangers of pass by reference

Memory management

  • ARC

Objective C Basics

  • Primitives (Int, float, double)
  • Conditions (if, switch)
  • Loops (for, while, do....while)
  • C arrays & structs
  • Pointers
  • Objective-C Classes
  • Objective-C foundation Classes and using them in Swift

Course Dates

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