Pondering in SwiftUI – Ole Begemann



Chris and Florian’s new guide Pondering in SwiftUI got here out in March 2020 already, so I’m late to the social gathering with this announcement. However I nonetheless wish to point out it right here as a result of (a) it’s a very good guide and (b) I had a small half in its creation as a reviewer. This week’s launch of an up to date model for the newest SwiftUI model is an effective alternative.

The guide is brief (150 pages), and that’s certainly one of its strengths. It doesn’t wish to be a complete reference handbook for each SwiftUI API — reasonably, it desires to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a basic stage.

The primary version acquired plenty of reward on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The second version contains new content material on a few of the new SwiftUI options which can be a part of iOS 14/macOS 11, in addition to refined explanations on SwiftUI’s format system. Should you’re a Swift Discuss subscriber, you already know that Florian and Chris did a deep dive into the format system this 12 months.

I’m a giant fan of the workouts included within the guide. Every chapter ends with a number of workouts that encourage you to unravel a practical downside utilizing the belongings you simply discovered. Personally, doing the workouts positively gave me a deeper understanding of the fabric than simply studying about it.

On a facet be aware, I really like this work as a reviewer, and I believe I’m good at it. I you’re planning to jot down a guide about Swift or iOS and are in search of a technical reviewer, hit me up.