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Superior Swift, fifth version – Ole Begemann

We launched the fifth version of our e-book Superior Swift just a few days in the past. You should purchase the e book on the website. The hardcover print version is printed and offered by Amazon (,,

Highlights of the brand new version:

  • Absolutely up to date for Swift 5.6
  • A brand new Concurrency chapter protecting async/await, structured concurrency, and actors
  • New content material on property wrappers, consequence builders, protocols, and generics
  • The print version is now a hardcover (for a similar worth)
  • Free replace for house owners of the e book

A rising e-book for a rising language

Updating the e-book all the time seems to be extra work than I count on. Swift has grown considerably since our final launch (for Swift 5.0), and the dimensions of the e-book displays this. The fifth version is 76 % longer than the primary version from 2016. This time, we barely stayed below 1 million characters:

Bar chart of the character count growth of the first five editions of Advanced Swift, from 537k (first edition) to 947k characters (fifth edition)
Character counts of Superior Swift editions from 2016–2022.

Many due to our editor, Natalye, for studying all this and bettering our Dutch/German dialect of English.


For the primary time, the print version is available in hardcover (for a similar worth). With the ability to supply this makes me very comfortable. The hardcover e-book appears significantly better and is extra more likely to keep open when laid flat on a desk.

We additionally elevated the web page dimension from 15×23 cm (6×9 in) to 18×25 cm (7×10 in) to maintain the web page rely manageable (Amazon’s print on demand service limits hardcover books to 550 pages).

I hope you get pleasure from the brand new version. Should you determine to purchase the e-book or for those who purchased it prior to now, thanks very a lot! And for those who’re prepared to put in writing a evaluation on Amazon, we’d admire it.



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