Chris and Florian’s new e book Pondering in SwiftUI got here out in March 2020 already, so I’m late to the occasion with this announcement. However I nonetheless need to point out it right here as a result of (a) it’s a superb e book 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 most recent SwiftUI model is an effective alternative.
The e book is brief (150 pages), and that’s certainly one of its strengths. It doesn’t need to be a complete reference guide for each SwiftUI API — moderately, it desires to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a elementary degree.
The primary version obtained plenty of reward on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The second version contains new content material on a number of the new SwiftUI options which might be a part of iOS 14/macOS 11, in addition to refined explanations on SwiftUI’s structure system. In case you’re a Swift Speak subscriber, you already know that Florian and Chris did a deep dive into the structure system this yr.
I’m a giant fan of the workout routines included within the e book. Every chapter ends with a number of workout routines that encourage you to resolve a sensible drawback utilizing the stuff you simply realized. Personally, doing the workout routines positively gave me a deeper understanding of the fabric than simply studying about it.
On a facet observe, I really like this work as a reviewer, and I believe I’m good at it. I you’re planning to put in writing a e book about Swift or iOS and are searching for a technical reviewer, hit me up.