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Play by Play: iOS and Swift 3 from Scratch

by Brian Clark and John Papa

Learn the fundamentals of developing with iOS using Swift and Xcode by building an app to track your favorite movies. The code to follow along with this course is available at

What you'll learn

This Play by Play helps developers new to iOS and Swift get up and running developing mobile apps. John Papa and Brian Clark provide helpful comparisons for how Swift's unique features relate to other popular frameworks and languages. They'll build an application that allows users to list their favorite movies and search the Open Movie Database to add more favorites to their lists. This app's functionality is a great place to start if you're new to iOS and Swift. You'll learn a little of everything, from the basics of views and layouts, how to work with touch events, add segues between views, and integrate with external data and HTTP. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to expand upon this sample application as well as get started building your own apps for iOS in Swift. The code to follow along with this course is available at

About the authors

Brian is a Solution Architect Specialist who has been building and architecting software for many years now. His initial focus was on ASP.NET, C#, SQL and WPF, but has since been leveraging technologies such as Angular, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. You can find Brian on twitter @_clarkio or at

John Papa is a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft and an alumni of the Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director, and MVP programs. He's passionate about Web and mobile technologies, and often enjoys speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences, including NgConf, Build, Ignite, VSLive, and AngleBrackets. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast, author of the Angular Style Guide, several books, and many popular Pluralsight courses. ... more

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