Chris and Florian’s new guide Pondering in SwiftUI got here out in March 2020 already, so I’m late to the celebration with this announcement. However I nonetheless wish to point out it right here as a result of (a) it’s an excellent 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 most recent SwiftUI model is an effective alternative.
The guide is brief (150 pages), and that’s one in all its strengths. It doesn’t wish to be a complete reference handbook for each SwiftUI API — relatively, it needs to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a elementary stage.
The primary version acquired plenty of reward on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The second version contains new content material on among the new SwiftUI options which can be a part of iOS 14/macOS 11, in addition to refined explanations on SwiftUI’s structure system. If you happen to’re a Swift Speak subscriber, you already know that Florian and Chris did a deep dive into the structure system this yr.
I’m an enormous fan of the workout routines included within the guide. Every chapter ends with a number of workout routines that encourage you to resolve a sensible drawback utilizing the stuff you simply discovered. Personally, doing the workout routines undoubtedly 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 put in writing a guide about Swift or iOS and are searching for a technical reviewer, hit me up.