Hacking with macOS - Learn to make desktop apps with Swift 3

The Hacking with macOS tutorial series is designed to make it easy for beginners to get started coding for macOS


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This course is produced from the "Hacking with macOS" series of tutorials, which are written and authored by the award winning Swift programmer, Paul Hudson. You can always be guaranteed you're learning the latest and greatest Apple technologies in the Hacking with Swift tutorials. Here you learn smart, powerful, and expressive Swift 3, the way it was meant to be written. You learn while you make real-world desktop apps, which means you get to apply your new skills immediately and see them work in context. Hacking with Swift is one of the most popular Swift tutorial series online, which uses an approach that teaches you Swift programming incredibly quickly, and you end up with a huge library of finished projects that are yours to develop further, or ship to the Mac App Store. Paul has received high praise from the creator of the Swift language, Chris Lattner, for his outstanding teaching method, and body of work, so you know that this instruction is the best there is.

  • Want to learn how to build amazing desktop apps?
  • Want to code your own custom buttons for the new MacBook Pro “Touch Bar”?
  • This course has all the step by step instruction you need to create awesome apps to submit to the Mac App Store. And the Mac App Store is also a great source of revenue as it only has a fraction of the number of apps that the iOS App Store has, and typically you charge more for a Mac app.
  • Building a Mac desktop app uses the exact same Swift 3 language as iOS apps…there are differences of course from iOS, such as the macOS user interface uses windows instead of screens for an iPhone, but if your coming from iOS, the transition is seamless...an example is on iOS we use a UIImageView, and on macOS we use an NSImageView…simple right?.
  • If your completely new to coding, don’t worry, we have you covered, as there is also a language section in the course that starts at the very beginning, and covers the complete Swift 3 language.
  • The term "Hacking with macOS" means we are "playing" with the Swift language, and using it in unique and interesting ways.
  • Desktop apps are fun to build, simply add your own unique creativity, and follow along in the lectures, and before you know it, you've created a masterpiece.....how cool is it to have your very own creation right on your prized MacBook Pro, and on thousands of other MacBook Pros?
  • This course makes use of annotations, callouts, diagrams, highlighting, and deep explanations that help make complex subject matter, much easier to grasp, and guides you along the path of the code, each step of the way.
  • This course also makes the perfect reference tool kit, to be used in conjunction with the Apple docs, so that you can go back and scrub through any of the lectures very quickly to pull out relevant code or instruction that you need, as there's no wasted chatter here, it's strictly on point with Swift 3 and macOS.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Featuring apps built by the award winning Swift programmer - Paul Hudson - HackingWithSwift dot com
  • Build 18 projects - each one teaching a new aspect of macOS
  • We use Xcode 8 - The latest version
  • The Swift 3 language - we go from variables to creating our own functions and more
  • Learn Swift by use of annotations - diagrams - highlighting - callouts
  • Touch Bar - code your own custom touch bar buttons and controls
  • How to use controls - Outlets and Actions
  • Windows - Controllers - Table views
  • Split view controllers - Toolbars
  • Web views
  • Using delegates and protocols
  • Work with the social framework - FB - Twitter etc.
  • Learn how to refactor code
  • The ins and outs of GCD
  • SpriteKit and Games
  • The new UserDefaults to persist data
  • Adding audio - Animations
  • Master strings in Swift 3
  • Using stackView
  • Grid views
  • Learn the best debugging techniques
  • Auto layout easy and advanced - create constraints using VFL
  • Learn how to work with JSON data in swift
  • NSUndoManager - Add undo and redo to your apps
  • NSDocument
  • Bindings - Bindings is a technology that you can use if you want to create apps with very little code
  • And a ton more!
  • All videos are recorded in HD for maximum resolution and clarity

Swift is the new language of the future, and with this course you will get plenty of instruction on how to implement it in unique ways to create beautiful desktop apps.

This course assumes you have no programming experience, so its perfect for the beginner. Its also a nice fit for the intermediate and experienced coder as well.

If you think this might be too difficult for you, think again, and come code along with me in a step by step format....just add a big portion of your own unique creativity, and before you know it, you will have built many amazing apps that you can submit to the Mac App Store, and place in the hands of thousands of people. See you inside the course.

Happy Coding :-)


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Stephen DeStefano

My name is Steve DeStefano, an iOS developer and SwiftUI instructor, and I have been building apps for many years now. I bring much iOS experience to the this course and teach you everything you need to know to be proficient in coding your own unique apps.I have worked with top programmers, including the renowned Swift developer, Paul Hudson...Paul and have have collaborated on many projects together and I have translated many of his best selling Swift programming books, into lecture style courses.

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