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Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

There are countless Ios Programming courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Programming iOS 12: Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks (2018)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIf you’re grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Stay up-to-date on iOS 12 innovations, such as User Notification framework improvements, as well as changes in Xcode 10 and Swift 4.2.
Author(s): Matt Neuburg

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) (2017)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfUpdated for Xcode 8, Swift 3, and iOS 10, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own.
Author(s): Christian Keur, Aaron Hillegass

iOS 12 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics (2018)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMove into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 10 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple’s acclaimed programming language, Swift 4.2. With this thoroughly updated guide, you’ll learn the Swift language, understand Apple’s Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework. In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features.
Author(s): Matt Neuburg

iOS 12 Programming for Beginners: An introductory guide to iOS app development with Swift 4.2 and Xcode 10, 3rd Edition (2018)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWant to build iOS 12 applications from scratch with the latest Swift 4.2 language and Xcode 10 by your side? Forget sifting through tutorials and blog posts; this book is a direct route to iOS development, taking you through the basics and showing you how to put principles into practice.
Author(s): Craig Clayton

iOS Apps for Masterminds 4th Edition: How to take advantage of Swift 4.2, iOS 12, and Xcode 10 to create insanely great apps for iPhones and iPads (2018)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfLearn how to create apps for iOS 12 before anyone else. This is the first book to teach you how to work with , , and the new APIs introduced by Apple. leads the reader step by step to master the complex subjects required to create applications for iPhones and iPads.
Author(s): J D Gauchat

Swift 5 for Absolute Beginners: Learn to Develop Apps for iOS (2019)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfStay motivated and overcome obstacles while learning to use Swift Playgrounds and Xcode 10.2 to become a great iOS developer.
Author(s): Stefan Kaczmarek, Brad Lees, et al.

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (7th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) (2020)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS training and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem.
Author(s): Christian Keur, Aaron Hillegass

Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) (2016)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThrough the authors' carefully constructed explanations and examples, you will develop an understanding of Swift grammar and the elements of effective Swift style. This book is written for Swift 3.0 and will also show you how to navigate Xcode 8 and get the most out of Apple's documentation.  Throughout the book, the authors share their insights into Swift to ensure that you understand the hows and whys of Swift and can put that understanding to use in different contexts.
Author(s): Matthew Mathias, John Gallagher

Advanced iOS App Architecture (First Edition): Real-world app architecture in Swift (2019)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfApply Different Architectures to Your Codebase!Advanced iOS App Architecture guides you through building one real-world app written in different architectures to give you hands-on and practical experience working in different architectures.
Author(s): Tutorial Team, raywenderlich, Rene Cacheaux, et al.

Hello Swift!: iOS app programming for kids and other beginners (2019)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHello Swift! is a how-to guide to programming iOS Apps with the Swift language, written from a kid's perspective. This approachable, well-illustrated, step-by-step guide takes you from beginning programming concepts all the way through developing complete apps. (Adults will like it too!) Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. It's fun to play games and explore new things on your iPhone.
Author(s): Tanmay Bakshi

iOS Development with Swift (2017)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfiOS Development with Swift is a hands-on guide to creating apps for iPhone and iPad using the Swift language. Inside, you’ll be guided through every step of the process for building an app, from first idea to App Store. This book fully covers Swift 4, Xcode 9, and iOS 1.
Author(s): Craig Grummit

Beginner’s Guide to iOS 12 App Development Using Swift 5: Xcode, Swift and App Design Fundamentals (2019)

 Best Ios Programming Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelfprogramming language, Xcode 10.2 and iOS 12.2 SDK.The author assumes you have no experience in app development. The book starts with the installation of the required programming environment and setting up the simulators. Then, the simplest "Hello World" app is developed step by step. In the next chapter, basics of the Swift 5 programming language are given with practical examples. Screenshots and code snippets are clearly given in the book to guide the reader.
Author(s): Serhan Yamacli

Best Ios Programming Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some ios programming books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Programming iOS 14

Author(s): Matt Neuburg
ID: 2587259, Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc., Year: 2021, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Mastering iOS 14 Programming: Build professional-grade iOS 14 applications with Swift 5.3 and Xcode 12.4

Author(s): Mario Eguiluz Alebicto; Chris Barker; Donny Wals
ID: 2952051, Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

Programming IOS 13 Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks

Author(s): Neuburg, Matt
ID: 2729327, Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated, Year: 2020;2019, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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