Your First Swift 4 & iOS 11 App

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If you're a complete beginner to iOS development and wondering how to get started, this is the course for you! By Ray Wenderlich.

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Part 2: Basic Controls

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Learn about the first app you'll build - a simple but fun game called Bull's Eye - and get a preview of all the things you'll learn throughout this section.

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Make a programming to-do list of all the things you'll need to do to build the game. This helps build a good programming practice of gathering requirements first!

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Learn how to add a button to the app and connect it to some Swift 4 code that prints a message to the console.

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Alerts 3:17
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Learn how to make the app display a popup alert when you tap a button.

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Learn how to solve problems beginners frequently run into.

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Practice connecting an action performs on a button - such as a tap - to some Swift code that you write.

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Learn how apps actually work under the hood.

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Learn how to convert your app from portrait to landscape mode.

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Practice adding basic controls like sliders, buttons, and labels into your app by creating the basic layout for the Bulls-eye game.

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Conclusion 0:36
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Let's review where you are with your programming to-do list, and discuss what's next.

Part 3: Outlets

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Let's review what you'll be learning in this section, and why it's important.

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Learn the basics of object-oriented programming, so you can better understand the Swift 4 code you are writing.

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Learn how to detect when the user moves the slider, and how to store the result in a variable. Along the way, you'll learn the basics of using Swift 4 strings.

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In this challenge, you'll come across your first bug - and you'll try and fix it.

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Learn about one of the fundamental techniques in iOS development: connecting views like buttons or labels from your storyboard to outlets in your code.

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Learn how to add multiple rounds into Bulls-Eye, and how to write your own methods along the way.

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Get some more practice connecting views from your storyboard to outlets that you can access from Swift code.

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Conclusion 0:35
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Let's review where you are with your programming to-do list, and discuss what's next.

Part 4: Coding Basics

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Let's review what you'll be learning in this section, and why it's important.

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See if you can figure out an algorithm to calculate the positive difference between the target value and the slider value.

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Implement the algorithm you just designed to calculate the difference using Swift.

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Try improving the algorithm to calculate the difference so it is written in less lines of code.

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Finalize the difference algorithm and score calculation, and learn about an important Swift concept: the difference between variables and constants.

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Add the ability to track the user's total score, and learn about something cool called Swift type inference along the way.

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Practice some coding basics by modifying Bull's Eye to display the player's total score.

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It's time for an even bigger challenge: modifying Bull's Eye to keep track and report the current round of the game.

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Polish the app by telling the player how well they did each round.

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Get some final practice with coding basics by giving the user bonus points if they are very close to the target.

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Conclusion 0:50
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Let's review where you are with your programming to-do list, and discuss what's next.

Part 5: Coding Practice

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Let's review what you'll be learning in this section, and why it's important.

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Try this challenge to make sure you understand the difference between local and instance variables, which is a common point of confusion for beginners to programming.

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Closures 4:21
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Learn how to use an important construct in Swift called closures, which you often use to provide a block of code that is executed some time in the future.

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Get some more coding practice by implementing the "Start Over" button in Bull's Eye.

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Learn how to add multiple screens to your iOS apps, by adding an About screen into Bull's Eye.

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Practice adding multiple screens into your iOS apps, by adding an About the Author screen into Bull's Eye.

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Let's review where you are with your programming to-do list, and discuss what's next.

Part 6: Styling the App

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Let's review what you'll be learning in this section, and why it's important.

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Learn how to add a background image to your app, and style labels.

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In this challenge, you'll style the rest of the labels in Bull's Eye.

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Learn how to style buttons to use custom images, and style sliders to use custom thumb images.

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In this challenge, you'll get practice with styling your apps by improving the look of the About screen.

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Web Views 3:42
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Learn how to add web views into your apps to display web pages.

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Learn how to use Auto Layout, a core UIKit technology that makes it easy to support many different screen sizes.

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In this challenge, you'll get practice with auto layout by setting up Auto Layout on the About screen.

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Learn how to set up your app icon, and change the display name of yoru app.

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Learn how to run your app on your own physical device.

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Conclusion 1:11
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Let's review where you are with your programming to-do list, and discuss what's next.