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Superior Swift, fifth version – Ole Begemann


We launched the fifth version of our ebook Superior Swift a number of days in the past. You should purchase the e-book on the objc.io web site. The hardcover print version is printed and offered by Amazon (amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de).

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, end result builders, protocols, and generics
  • The print version is now a hardcover (for a similar value)
  • Free replace for house owners of the e-book

A rising ebook for a rising language

Updating the ebook 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 scale of the ebook displays this. The fifth version is 76 % longer than the primary version from 2016. This time, we barely stayed beneath 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 enhancing our Dutch/German dialect of English.

Hardcover

For the primary time, the print version is available in hardcover (for a similar value). Having the ability to supply this makes me very glad. The hardcover ebook seems to be a lot 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 depend manageable (Amazon’s print on demand service limits hardcover books to 550 pages).

I hope you take pleasure in the brand new version. For those who determine to purchase the ebook or should you purchased it up to now, thanks very a lot! And should you’re keen to jot down a evaluate on Amazon, we’d respect it.

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