Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript

Authors: Leseva Adams, Radoslava, Lesev, Hristo

  • Leverages your ActionScript skills and experience to give you a head start with Swift and iOS.
  • Gives you the fastest way to migrate to a new set of tools, workflow and programming language with illustrated step-by-step tutorials.
  • Serves as a quick reference with recipes for specific mobile development tasks
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About this book

Build on your knowledge of ActionScript to take the fast track developing iOS apps with Apple’s latest language, Swift. Swift’s syntax is easier to understand than Objective-C for people already familiar with ActionScript. At the same time it offers a number of new features and richer expressiveness than both ActionScript and Objective-C.
Switching to a new platform usually involves migration on three levels: tools, workflow, and programming language. This book is structured as a guide that will help you on each level with step-by-step tutorials. Apart from the tutorials, it comes with recipes for some of the most popular mobile development topics: social network integration and messaging, taking advantage of device capabilities, networking and working with local and iCloud data, advertising in your app or game, and 2D and 3D graphics. The book also includes a final chapter that takes you through Apple’s App Store submission process. Don’t just build your apps, sell them.
What You Will Learn:

  • Expand your development knowledge to native iOS programming with Swift
  • Use the latest Xcode 7 IDE
  • Migrate your existing ActionScript projects to Swift 
  • Create advanced UI, leverage the device hardware, integrate with social networks, take advantage of 2D and 3D graphics
  • Diagnose your app quickly with Xcode’s debugger and instruments
  • Prepare and submit our iOS app in Apple’s App Store

Who This Book is For:
Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript is for Flash and Adobe AIR developers who want to move on to native iOS programming with the latest Apple Swift language. It’s for the seasoned ActionScript programmer who is looking to add another language and platform to their tool belt quickly. Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript is a good choice for developers who learn by doing and don’t have time to read thick manuals and books for beginners in order to start programming in a new language.

About the authors

Radoslava Leseva Adams is a software developer and programming book author. Her affair with programming languages began in the early 90s, when her father handed her a book on Basic as a form of summer holiday entertainment. Since then she has built a career out of freely jumping between different languages and platforms, including C, C++, Delphi, Java, ActionScript, Objective-C and most recently Swift. She passionately hates wordy manuals and having to click more than once to do a build. Radoslava and her brother, Hristo, run EasyNativeExtensions.com and DiaDraw.com, where they help ActionScript developers do cross-platform programming with AIR Native Extensions.
Dr. Hristo Lesev is a software developer at heart, passionate speaker, educator and entrepreneur. Having had long experience with C++, C# and ActionScript for desktop and mobile, lately he can be heard more and more often advocating for Swift as the latest and greatest. While not busy developing mobile apps, Hristo enjoys teaching other developers as an assistant professor at Plovdiv University, Bulgaria. He is obsessed with computer graphics and can be found coding 3D stuff late at night.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Setting Up Your Environment

    Leseva Adams, Radoslava (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Hello, Xcode!

    Leseva Adams, Radoslava (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Introducing the Xcode Debugger

    Leseva Adams, Radoslava (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Additional Development Tools

    Leseva Adams, Radoslava (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

  • “Hello, Swift!”—A Tutorial for Building an iOS App

    Leseva Adams, Radoslava (et al.)

    Pages 71-103

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1666-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1667-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Radoslava Leseva Adams and Hristo Lesev
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1666-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1666-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1667-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 511
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 254 illustrations in colour
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