Apple’s Swift programming language, which was unveiled by the company not too long ago, has reportedly seen “unprecedented growth” by some individuals tasked with looking at that sort of thing.It should come as no surprise that Stanford is adding lectures into its iOS 8 app development course centered on the fresh programming language. More than that, though, it is now available for the first time with Swift lessons through iTunes U:
“Updated for iOS 8 and Swift. Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. User interface design for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Swift programming language. Other topics include: animation, mobile device power management, multi-threading, networking and performance considerations.“
As mentioned above, the course also includes several different development areas, including mobile device power management, networking and animation. Of course, the lessons will be geared towards Swift, and the ways to best make the apps people will want to play with Apple’s new programming language.
As of the time of this writing, there are four total downloads within the lesson plan, including two lectures and two individual downloads for the slides of those lectures. The first lecture lasts about one hour and eight minutes, while the second one runs almost one hour and 15 minutes.
[via Stanford iTunes U]