Chris and Florian’s new e-book Pondering in SwiftUI got here out in March 2020 already, so I’m late to the occasion with this announcement. However I nonetheless wish 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 every of its strengths. It doesn’t wish to be a complete reference handbook for each SwiftUI API — reasonably, it needs to assist readers construct a psychological mannequin of how SwiftUI works on a basic stage.
The primary version obtained lots of reward on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The second version consists of new content material on among the new SwiftUI options which are a part of iOS 14/macOS 11, in addition to refined explanations on SwiftUI’s structure system. If you happen to’re a Swift Speak subscriber, you already know that Florian and Chris did a deep dive into the structure system this 12 months.
I’m a giant fan of the workouts included within the e-book. Every chapter ends with a number of workouts that encourage you to unravel a practical downside utilizing the belongings you simply discovered. Personally, doing the workouts 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 put in writing a e-book about Swift or iOS and are in search of a technical reviewer, hit me up.