Chris and Florian’s new ebook 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 ebook 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 efficient alternative.
The ebook is brief (150 pages), and that’s one among its strengths. It doesn’t need to be a complete reference handbook for each SwiftUI API — slightly, it needs to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a basic degree.
The primary version acquired quite a lot of reward on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The second version contains new content material on a few of the new SwiftUI options which are a part of iOS 14/macOS 11, in addition to refined explanations on SwiftUI’s structure system. Should you’re a Swift Discuss 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 ebook. Every chapter ends with a number of workout routines that encourage you to unravel a practical drawback utilizing the belongings you simply realized. Personally, doing the workout routines positively gave me a deeper understanding of the fabric than simply studying about it.
On a aspect notice, I really like this work as a reviewer, and I believe I’m good at it. I you’re planning to jot down a ebook about Swift or iOS and are on the lookout for a technical reviewer, hit me up.