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iOS Development Using Swift and Xcode

This Introduction to iOS Development training course teaches attendees how to build iOS native applications for iPhone and iPad using the Swift programming language and Apple's Xcode IDE. This class...

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Course Code MBL-134
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom

This Introduction to iOS Development training course teaches attendees how to build iOS native applications for iPhone and iPad using the Swift programming language and Apple's Xcode IDE.

  • This class is taught using the latest version of Swift (5 or later).

Skills Gained

All students will:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Swift programming language
  • Understand iOS application development architecture
  • Gain familiarity with Xcode and other Apple development tools
  • Design app UIs using storyboards
  • Build a network connected app
  • Use best practices for targeting both iPhone and iPad devices

Prerequisites

Students should have:

  • Experience with an object-oriented programming language such as Java, Objective-C, C#, or C++
  • Familiarity with using macOS and an iOS-based device

Course Details

Software Requirements

  • Mac running the current or immediately previous version of macOS, with 8 GB RAM or more
  • The latest version of Xcode (available for free from the Apple App Store)

iOS Training Outline

Intro

  • Swift Versions
  • swift.org
  • Xcode

Native vs Cross-Platform

Structure of an App

  • iOS Templates
  • View Controllers
  • Views
  • Storyboards
  • Icons
  • Object Library
  • SwiftUI
  • App Delegate
  • Scene Delegate

Swift vs JavaScript

Tour of Xcode

  • Target Settings
  • Navigators
  • Editor Area
  • Inspectors

Debugging

  • Breakpoints
  • Debug Area

Classes

  • Single Inheritance
  • Properties: let/var
  • Initializers/deinit
  • Functions

Structs

  • Similarities to Classes
  • Differences to Classes

More on Properties

  • wilSet/didSet Observers
  • Computed

OOP in Swift

Simulator

UI Design

  • Controls (Label, Button, Picker, Slider, Stepper, etc.)
  • Views
  • Outlets
  • Actions
  • TextField

UI Design Comparisons

Collections

  • Array
  • Set
  • Tuples
  • Dictionary
  • String
  • Operators

Control Flow

  • Ranges
  • Loops
  • Switch

UI Design: Auto-Layout

  • Constraints
  • Variants
  • Stack Views

Constraints in Code

Swift UI

Thinking Swifty

  • Error/Throw
  • do/try/catch
  • Enums
  • Optionals
  • Operators & Types
  • Guard
  • Defer
  • Access Control
  • Typealias

Unit Testing

  • Unit Tests
  • Performance Tests
  • UI Tests

Patterns

  • Extensions
  • Protocols
  • Delegate

TableView

  • Table
  • Cells
  • Delegate/Datasource

More TableView

  • Delete
  • Editing Actions
  • Swipe Actions

UI Design: Advanced TableView

  • Refresh Control
  • TableView Controller
  • Custom Cells

Controllers

  • Navigation
  • Segues
  • Tab Bar

Data

  • Data Class
  • Files
  • UserDefaults

Closures

  • Higher Order Functions
  • Closures
  • Function Types

Server Communication with URLSession

  • JSON & Codable
  • Decodable
  • Encodable
  • CodingKeys

UI Interaction

  • Touches
  • Gestures
  • Animation

Notifications

  • Local
  • Push
  • Handling Notifications
  • NotificationCenter

Threading

Frameworks

  • CoreData
  • CoreLocation

WebView

  • WebKit
  • SafariKit

App Dev Considerations

  • App States
  • Git
  • Pods
  • Icons

Localization

Deployment

Additional Topics (Optional)

  • Lazy properties/Collections
  • Generics
  • Input Accessory
  • Collection View
  • Image Access
  • Contacts
  • Email
  • Calls
  • SMS
  • LocalAuth/Biometric Authentication
  • Accessibility
  • ObjC/Swift Interoperability
  • Unit Test expectations
  • MVC vs MVVM
  • Protocol Oriented Programming
  • Functional Programming

JSON & Codable

  • Decodable
  • Encodable
  • CodingKeys

Conclusion