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Superior Swift, fifth version – Ole Begemann

We launched the fifth version of our guide Superior Swift just a few days in the past. You should purchase the book on the web site. The hardcover print version is printed and bought by Amazon (,,

Highlights of the brand new version:

  • Absolutely up to date for Swift 5.6
  • A brand new Concurrency chapter overlaying async/await, structured concurrency, and actors
  • New content material on property wrappers, outcome builders, protocols, and generics
  • The print version is now a hardcover (for a similar value)
  • Free replace for homeowners of the book

A rising guide for a rising language

Updating the guide all the time seems to be extra work than I anticipate. Swift has grown considerably since our final launch (for Swift 5.0), and the dimensions of the guide 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 bettering our Dutch/German dialect of English.


For the primary time, the print version is available in hardcover (for a similar value). Having the ability to provide this makes me very comfortable. The hardcover guide seems to be significantly better and is extra prone to keep open when laid flat on a desk.

We additionally elevated the web page measurement 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 get pleasure from the brand new version. In the event you resolve to purchase the guide or for those who purchased it previously, thanks very a lot! And for those who’re prepared to write down a assessment on Amazon, we’d admire it.



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