Chris and Florian’s new e book Pondering in SwiftUI got here out in March 2020 already, so I’m late to the celebration with this announcement. However I nonetheless need to point out it right here as a result of (a) it’s an excellent e book 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 e book is brief (150 pages), and that’s one in all its strengths. It doesn’t need to be a complete reference handbook for each SwiftUI API — reasonably, it desires to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a basic degree.
The primary version obtained plenty 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. When 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 workouts included within the e book. Every chapter ends with a number of workouts that encourage you to resolve a practical downside utilizing the belongings you simply realized. Personally, doing the workouts undoubtedly gave me a deeper understanding of the fabric than simply studying about it.
On a aspect be aware, I like this work as a reviewer, and I believe I’m good at it. I you’re planning to write down a e book about Swift or iOS and are searching for a technical reviewer, hit me up.