The ultimate list of resources to mastering Swift and iOS development — 2018 edition

02-15 21:57

The ultimate list of resources for mastering Swift and iOS development — 2018 edition

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Swift is a general-purpose , multi-paradigm , compiled programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS , macOS , watchOS , tvOS , and Linux .

Learning Swift hasn’t ever been more accessible . Here are some fantastic resources I’ve gathered — from beginner to expert!

All these courses are up to date: Swift 4 , Xcode 9 , iOS 11

Developing iOS 11 Apps with Swift — by Stanford — Free

: Level: Beginner — Intermediate

What you will learn;

  • From knowing absolutely nothing about Swift, Xcode and iOS development — you will grasp the basics of working with Swift, MVC architecture, and beyond!
  • Drawing and animations.
  • Multitouch
  • Core Motion and Camera
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented programming.

Learn to design & code for iOS 11 — 9$ month

Level: Beginner — Intermediate — Advanced — Expert

What you will learn;

  • Designing iOS, Apple TV, iPad apps.
  • Shipping your product.
  • Beginner to advanced Swift programming.
  • Typography
  • Xcode

Hacking With Swift — Free

Level: Beginner — Intermediate

Hacking with Swift is the go to book for learning Swift.

What you will learn;

  • Constants and variables, UITableView, UIImageView, FileManager, storyboards
  • Asset catalogs, UIButton, CALayer, UIColor, UIAlertController
  • UIBarButtonItem, UIActivityViewController, URL
  • loadView(), WKWebView, URLRequest, UIToolbar, UIProgressView, key-value observing
  • Lots more!

Beginning iOS 11 Programming with Swift — 39$

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn;

  • Auto layout
  • Stack views
  • Table views, tab bar and navigation controllers
  • Animations and visual effects
  • Working with maps, 3D touch and user notifications
  • Supporting multiple languages
  • Embedding/showing web content on a native iOS app.

iOS 11 & Swift 4 — The complete iOS App Development Bootcamp — 9.99$ — 49.99$

Level: Beginner

What you will learn;

  • Concepts of Object Oriented Programming (OOP): The type system, variables, functions and methods, inheritance, classes and protocols.
  • Control Structures: Using If/­Else clauses, Switch statements and logic to control the flow of execution.
  • Data Structures: How to work with collections, such as arrays and dictionaries.
  • Software Design: How to organise and format code for readability and how to implement the Model ­View­ Controller (MVC) design pattern.
  • Networking: How to make asynchronous API calls, store and retrieve data from the cloud, and use the JSON format for server communication.
  • Machine Learning: How to make artificially intelligent apps using iOS 11’s new CoreML framework.
  • Augmented Reality: How to create 3D objects in augmented reality and create incredible animations and real-life interactions using Apple’s latest ARKit framework.
  • Core Data, Realm and other forms of persistent data storage.

Intro to App Development with Swift (Apple Education)— Free

Level: Beginner

What you will learn;

  • You’ll get practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app from scratch
  • You’ll also learn user interface design principles, which are fundamental to programming and making great apps.

How To Make An App With No Programming Experience — $197.00

Level: Beginner

While a little expensive, they will gladly offer you a refund if you didn’t find it useful.

You have 30 days to try out my course, risk free! Even if you tell me that you didn’t have time to try it or you changed your mind, just email me within 30 days and I’ll gladly give you a full refund.

What you will learn;

  • 6 proven modules of video training that will unlock your potential and help you sail past “The Hump”
  • You’ll have a strong, practical foundation in Swift, Xcode and app development best practices
  • You’ll have a portfolio of 4 real apps that you can use for interviews or to show your friends

Build a Kindle with Swift — 20$

Level: Beginner

What you will learn;

  • Custom classes
  • If statements and for loops, optionals — basic operators.
  • Navigation and UITableView.
  • Auto layout
  • MVC

Swift playgrounds (Apple) — Free! (iPad only)

Level: Beginner

Great iOS, Swift, Mac OS resources and newsletters

Awesome iOS — A curated list of awesome iOS ecosystem, including Objective-C and Swift Projects ( )

Awesome Swift — A collaborative list of awesome Swift libraries and resources. Feel free to contribute! Lots of Swift, iOS and MacOS tutorials.

AppCoda Weekly Must-read Swift & iOS programming articles that take your skills to the next level. Deliver every Tuesday!

Awesome iOS Newsletter A weekly overview of the most popular iOS news, articles and libraries

Awesome Swift Youtube channels to check out

LetsBuildThatAppJared DavidsonGeeky LemonBrian AdventCodeWithChris


What better way to learn than actually building stuff with Swift? Here are some challenges worth giving a go.

30 days of Swift — Build a Swift app every day, for 30 days! No exceptions!

A lot of information to soak in, hope you found it useful! If you have cool links/tutorials which are not in this article, please add them to the comments and I might add them here on the article.

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