Someone emailed me recently asking for a list of Swift Programming Books. While I have not read all of these books, they have come up for me a few times, and I know they’re from good Swift developers. So here is the list (some might be affiliate links):
- The Swift Programming Language – FREE by Apple. I have read the first version, and it’s honestly probably all you need to get started with Swift.
- Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide – $17.27 by @matthewDmathias & @nerdyjkg . This book just came out, so I haven’t looked at it, but I’ve read other Big Nerd Ranch Books, and they’re amazing. That’s how I first learned Objective-C. So highly recommend it!
- Swift Developer’s Cookbook – $25.59 by @ericasadun . Haven’t looked into this one, but looks super useful. Erica is a well-published author.
- Advanced Swift (early release, not finished yet) – $39 by @chriseidhof & @AirspeedSwift . Haven’t looked into yet, but you’re going to be very challenged!
- Playground Secrets and Power Tips – $9.99 by @ericasadun . I don’t think there’s anyone else who’s as big of an expert on Playgrounds as @ericasadun outside of Apple. Seriously advanced sorcery here.
- Swift Algorithms & Data Structures – $18.95 by @waynewbishop . Great reference book for various popular algorithms and data structures in Swift! Note: I wrote the foreword
- Core Data – $35.10 by @floriankugler & @danielboedewadt . Advanced Core Data in Swift. Good review here .
I’m sure I’m missing some books, so if you think of more, let me know in the comments or on twitter !