Chris and Florian’s new ebook Pondering in SwiftUI got here out in March 2020 already, so I’m late to the get together with this announcement. However I nonetheless wish to point out it right here as a result of (a) it’s an excellent ebook 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 ebook is brief (150 pages), and that’s considered one of its strengths. It doesn’t wish to be a complete reference handbook for each SwiftUI API — reasonably, it needs to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a elementary stage.
The primary version acquired loads of reward on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The second version consists of new content material on among the new SwiftUI options which might be a part of iOS 14/macOS 11, in addition to refined explanations on SwiftUI’s structure system. When you’re a Swift Discuss subscriber, you already know that Florian and Chris did a deep dive into the structure system this 12 months.
I’m an enormous fan of the workout routines included within the ebook. Every chapter ends with a number of workout routines that encourage you to resolve a practical drawback utilizing the belongings you simply discovered. Personally, doing the workout routines undoubtedly gave me a deeper understanding of the fabric than simply studying about it.
On a aspect notice, I like this work as a reviewer, and I feel I’m good at it. I you’re planning to put in writing a ebook about Swift or iOS and are searching for a technical reviewer, hit me up.