So, when I know zero - I love to read a book. That good old analog thing, with some weight in the hand
Am aware tech books get dated fast, but still wondering if there maybe is a ‘swift bible’ out there, that explains design principles (and the latest releases then I get from blogs and online docs), maybe history and is a good read. I want to avoid technicalities on e.g. programming an iPad but am really interested in swift as a platform, architecture, design, compiler / runtime and so on.
Any opinions on this swift book ?
This has good reviews and readers mentioned it explains the architecture of swift a little, which sounds interesting. Problem might be its dated (2017),
So maybe rather O’Reilly (almost always a great choice for tech!):
If there are no great, up to date books, maybe (and in any case), there are some ‘authorative’ blogs on swift ? Anything readable, short of a (hands on) tutorial
@PegasusWithoutWinds Please don’t at-mention extremely busy folks like Chris Lattner unless you really think that individual would find your notification very helpful to them at that time.
It’s great that we have folks here on the forum kindly getting involved and helping develop this community, but if we’re not thoughtful about how we engage with them, they’ll be turning off their notifications or deleting their account.
I know you asked about a best book for architecture & design, but I’d also recommend checking out Swift podcasts too. Here’s one very recently started (Jan 2019) and only 3 episodes in, but has the distinction that Chris L. is one of the co-hosts, and it’s a great way to get a lot of background context in the development and use of Swift that you might not necessarily get from a book - www.swiftcommunitypodcast.org