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Macintosh programming

See below for a selection of the latest books from Macintosh programming category. Presented with a red border are the Macintosh programming books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Macintosh programming books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Serverless Swift

Serverless Swift

Author: Marek Sadowski, Lennart Frantzell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2020

Decrease development time to market with Serverless Swift-the event-based modern architecture for full stack developers. This book reviews how to use the Apache OpenWhisk framework to enrich your standalone applications with cloud-based functionalities from data sources up to Artificial Intelligence. You'll leverage serverless in your mobile apps with use case scenarios and gain the skills that will allow you to create robust, performant, secure yet economically viable systems in a cloud native environment. Finally, you'll see how to participate in the creation and further development of this open source project with Apache Foundation, which is supported by IBM, Google, and others Serverless has become a new style of coding, and it can be used to offload your mobile apps without incurring unnecessary costs. Get a solid, hands-on introduction into serverless, function-as-a-service, and cloud function technologies and learn why startups and enterprises are so excited about using them. What You'll Learn Employ Apache OpenWhisk in your apps Expand your iOS skills with Cloud Native Serverless programming Use a Docker container as a Polyglot action Who This Book Is For Developers, development leaders in the enterprise, and startup CTOs who want to learn a leading technology for the cloud in order to enrich applications with SaaS, Social Networks, and cloud based AI and APIs.

iOS Programming

iOS Programming

Author: Christian Keur, Aaron Hillegass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2020

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads readers through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, they will have the know-how and the confidence needed to tackle iOS projects of their own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS training and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful. Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. Students get a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what they have learned.

Apple macOS and iOS System Administration

Apple macOS and iOS System Administration

Author: Drew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2020

Effectively manage Apple devices anywhere from a handful of Macs at one location to thousands of iPhones across many locations. This book is a comprehensive guide for supporting Mac and iOS devices in organizations of all sizes. You'll learn how to control a fleet of macOS clients using tools like Profile Manager, Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), and Apple Remote Desktop. Then integrate your Mac clients into your existing Microsoft solutions for file sharing, print sharing, Exchange, and Active Directory authentication without having to deploy additional Mac-specific middle-ware or syncing between multiple directory services. Apple macOS and iOS System Administration shows how to automate the software installation and upgrade process using the open source Munki platform and provides a scripted out-of-the box experience for large scale deployments of macOS endpoints in any organization. Finally, you'll see how to provision and manage thousands of iOS devices in a standardized and secure fashion with device restrictions and over-the-air configuration. What You'll Learn Integrate macOS and iOS clients into enterprise Microsoft environments Use Apple's Volume Purchase Program to manage App installations and share pools of Apps across multiple users Mass deploy iOS devices with standard configurations Remotely manage a fleet of macOS devices using Apple's Remote Desktop Who This Book Is For System or desktop administrators in enterprise organizations who need to integrate macOS or iOS clients into their existing IT infrastructure or set-up a new infrastructure for an Apple environment from scratch.

Learn SwiftUI

Learn SwiftUI

Author: Chris Barker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

Get to grips with Apple's new SwiftUI framework for creating robust UIs for iOS and iPadOS using Swift programming Key Features Use SwiftUI for building dynamic apps for Apple devices from scratch Understand declarative syntax in cross-platform development and how states work within SwiftUI Learn to develop watchOS apps by reusing SwiftUI code Book DescriptionSwiftUI is the new and powerful interface toolkit that lets you design and build iOS, iPadOS, and macOS apps using declarative syntax. It is a powerful way to develop the UI elements of applications, which would normally be tightly coupled to application logic. Learn SwiftUI will get you up to speed with the framework and cross-device UI development in no time. Complete with detailed explanations and practical examples, this easy-to-follow guide will teach you the fundamentals of the SwiftUI toolkit. You'll learn how to build a powerful iOS and iPadOS application that can be reused for deployment on watchOS. As you progress, you'll delve into UI and unit testing in iOS apps, along with learning how to test your SwiftUI code for multiple devices. The book will also show you how to integrate SwiftUI features such as data binding and network requests into your current application logic. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to build a cross-device application using the SwiftUI framework and Swift programming. What you will learn Explore the fundamentals of SwiftUI and compare it with existing UI frameworks Write SwiftUI syntax and understand what should and shouldn't be included in SwiftUI's layer Add text and images to a SwiftUI view and decorate them using SwiftUI's modifiers Create basic forms, and use camera and photo library functions to add images to them Understand the core concepts of Maps in iOS apps and add a MapView in SwiftUI Design extensions within your existing apps to run them on watchOS Handle networking calls in SwiftUI to retrieve data from external sources Who this book is forThis SwiftUI book helps any mobile app developer looking to understand the fundamentals of the new SwiftUI framework along with the benefits of cross-device development. A solid understanding of iOS and macOS app development, along with some knowledge of the Swift programming language, will be beneficial. Basic programming knowledge is essential to grasp the concepts covered in the book effectively.

Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift

Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift

Author: Elshad Karimov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Control the performance and stability of the apps you develop in Swift by working with and understanding advanced concepts in data structures and algorithms. All professional developers have to know which data structure and algorithms to use in their development process. Your choice directly affects the performance of your application. With this book, you'll increase the performance of your software, become a better developer, and even pass tricky interview questions better when looking at professional development opportunities. Guided by compact and practical chapters, you'll learn the nature and proper use of data structures such as arrays, dictionaries, sets, stacks, queues, lists, hash tables, trie, heaps, binary trees, red black trees, and R-trees. Use the main differences among them to determine which will make your applications efficient and faster. Then tackle algorithms. Work with Big O notation; sorting algorithms such as Insertion, Merge, and Quick; Naive and Rabin Karp algorithms; and Graph Algorithms. Data Structures and Algorithms in Swift encourages you to further and understand how to best choose the perfect algorithm for your application's needs. What You'll Learn Retrieve, add, and remove elements in arrays Implement stacks, queues, and lists in your apps Sort algorithms and choose the best ones for your apps Who This Book Is For Developers who have intermediate knowledge in Swift and want to improve their code performance and pass more complex interviews

SwiftUI for Masterminds

SwiftUI for Masterminds

Author: J D Gauchat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2020

iOS 13 Programming for Beginners

iOS 13 Programming for Beginners

Author: Ahmad Sahar, Craig Clayton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2020

A step-by-step guide to learning iOS app development and exploring the latest Apple development tools Key Features Explore the latest features of Xcode 11 and the Swift 5 programming language in this updated fourth edition Kick-start your iOS programming career and have fun building your own iOS apps Discover the new features of iOS 13 such as Dark Mode, iPad apps for Mac, SwiftUI, and more Book DescriptioniOS 13 comes with features ranging from Dark Mode and Catalyst through to SwiftUI and Sign In with Apple. If you're a beginner and are looking to experiment and work with these features to create your own apps, then this updated fourth edition gets you off to a strong start. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for programmers who are new to iOS, covering the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store. This edition is updated and revised to cover the new iOS 13 features along with Xcode 11 and Swift 5. The book starts with an introduction to the Swift programming language, and how to accomplish common programming tasks with it. You'll then start building the user interface (UI) of a complete real-world app, using the latest version of Xcode, and also implement the code for views, view controllers, data managers, and other aspects of mobile apps. The book will then help you apply the latest iOS 13 features to existing apps, along with introducing you to SwiftUI, a new way to design UIs. Finally, the book will take you through setting up testers for your app, and what you need to do to publish your app on the App Store. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed with how to write and publish apps, and will be able to apply the skills you've gained to enhance your apps. What you will learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of Xcode 11 and Swift 5, the building blocks of iOS development Understand how to prototype an app using storyboards Discover the Model-View-Controller design pattern, and how to implement the desired functionality within the app Implement the latest iOS features such as Dark Mode and Sign In with Apple Understand how to convert an existing iPad app into a Mac app Design, deploy, and test your iOS applications with industry patterns and practices Who this book is forThis book is for anyone who has programming experience but is completely new to Swift and iOS app development. Experienced programmers looking to explore the latest iOS 13 features will also find this book useful.

Programming iOS 13

Programming iOS 13

Author: Matt Neuberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2020

If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar Explore files, networking, and threads Stay up-to-date on iOS 13 innovations, such as: Symbol images Light and dark mode Sheet presentation Diffable data sources and compositional layout Context menus and previews Window scene delegates and multiple windows on iPad Want to brush up on the basics? Pick up iOS 13 Programming Fundamentals with Swift to learn about Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa. Together with Programming iOS 13, you'll gain a solid, rigorous, and practical understanding of iOS 13 development.

Apple Device Management

Apple Device Management

Author: Charles Edge, Rich Trouton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Working effectively with Apple platforms at a corporate or business level includes not only infrastructure, but a mode of thinking that administrators have to adopt to find success. A mode of thinking that forces you to leave 30 years of IT dogma at the door. This book is a guide through how to integrate Apple products in your environment with a minimum of friction. Because the Apple ecosystem is not going away. You'll start by understanding where Apple, third-party software vendors, and the IT community is taking us. What is Mobile Device Management and how does it work under the hood. By understanding how MDM works, you will understand what needs to happen on your networks in order to allow for MDM, as well as the best way to give the least amount of access to the servers or services that's necessary. You'll then look at management agents that do not include MDM, as well as when you will need to use an agent as opposed to when to use other options. Once you can install a management solution, you can deploy profiles on a device or you can deploy profiles on Macs using scripts. With Apple Device Management as your guide, you'll customize and package software for deployment and lock down devices so they're completely secure. You'll also work on getting standard QA environments built out, so you can test more effectively with less effort. Apple is forging their own path in IT. They trade spots with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as the wealthiest company to ever exist. And they will not be constrained by 30 or more years of dogma in the IT industry. You can try to shoehorn Apple devices into outdated modes of device management, or you can embrace Apple's stance on management with the help of this book. What You'll Learn Deploy profiles across devices effectively and securely Install apps remotely both from the app store and through custom solutions Work natively with Apple environments rather than retrofitting older IT solutions Who This Book Is ForMac administrators within organizations that want to integrate with the current Apple ecosystem, including Windows administrators learning how to use/manage Macs, mobile administrators working with iPhones and iPads, and mobile developers tasked with creating custom apps for internal, corporate distribution.

Developing Accessible iOS Apps

Developing Accessible iOS Apps

Author: Daniel Devesa Derksen-Staats Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Any developer aiming for a global audience needs to cover a series of requisites for their apps, and one of them is to make them accessible. Just having an app in the App Store is not enough for it to be a global success anymore. More than that, it is arguably our duty as developers to create inclusive apps that anyone can use. Apple provides us with excellent tools for creating accessible apps. However, many developers just don't know about them or think they're difficult to us. This concise guide offers a focused look at breaking those myths and proving that creating accessible apps is very easy, and that it's just as easy to embed accessibility into the development process of your team. You'll have a look at the tools iOS provides. Some, like zoom, button shapes, etc., come integrated in the operating system. Others, like VoiceOver, Larger Accessibility Sizes with Dynamic Types, and Smart Inverted Colours will need extra work to support appropriately. Then go from the basics of giving meaningful accessibility labels to UI components, so VoiceOver can read them, to making your UI support extremely large font sizes so anyone can read our app. And you'll find out how to build accessible apps with real world examples. Accessibility is the right thing to do and will help your app find wider success. What You'll Learn Explore the fundamentals of accessibility Create a good VoiceOver experience Incorporate Inverted Colours effectively Test accessibility features for optimization and function Who This Book Is For iOS developers wanting to add accessibility features to their apps and any other member in a mobile development team-from Product Managers to Business Analysts or QAs-who would like to incorporate or work with accessibility features.

iOS 13 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

iOS 13 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

Author: Matt Neuberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 10 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple's acclaimed programming language, Swift 5. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn the Swift language, understand Apple's Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework. Explore Swift's object-oriented concepts Become familiar with built-in Swift types Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project Learn how nibs are loaded Understand Cocoa's event-driven design Communicate with C and Objective-C Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 13.

SwiftUI for Absolute Beginners

SwiftUI for Absolute Beginners

Author: Jayant Varma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2019

Dive into the world of developing for all of Apple platforms with SwiftUI, Apple's new framework that makes writing applications faster and easier with fewer lines of code. This book teaches the basics of SwiftUI to help you write amazing native applications using XCode. For developers already familiar with ReactNative, this book reviews the declarative, state-based DSL that manages the UI and updates it automatically will feel just like what they're used to. You'll see how SwiftUI reduces the number of lines of code required to achieve the same effects by over 60% and provides a much better experience. Like the announcement of Swift in 2014, SwiftUI is expected to fundamentally change the way developing programmers approach coding iPhone and iPad applications. This book examines how SwiftUI lowers the entry barrier for developers to write amazing cross-platform applications for iOS and iPadOS as well as WatchOS, Mac OS, and TVOS. What You'll Learn Write code in the new SwiftUI syntax Combine views to arrange them for an application Add gestures and controls to an application Who This Book Is For Anyone who wants to learn to develop apps for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch using the Swift programming language. No previous programming experience is necessary.