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Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript

  • 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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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Tool Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 3-13
    3. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 15-37
    4. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 39-49
    5. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 51-68
  3. Workflow Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 71-103
    3. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 105-170
    4. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 171-189
    5. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 191-218
  4. Making Apps with Swift—Applied Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 221-232
    3. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 233-244
    4. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 245-256
    5. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 257-271
    6. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 273-303
    7. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 305-325
    8. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 327-349
    9. Radoslava Leseva Adams, Hristo Lesev
      Pages 351-369

About this book

Introduction

This book builds on your knowledge of ActionScript and takes you on the fast track to developing iOS apps with Swift, Apple’s latest language. 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 either ActionScript or Objective-C.

Switching to a new platform usually involves migration on three levels: tools, workflow, and programming language. Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript 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 working with 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.

This book

  • Leverages your ActionScript skills and experience to give you a head start with Swift and iOS, including updates for Swift 3
  • Gives you the fastest way to migrate to a new set of tools, workflow, and programming language with illustrated step-by-step tutorials
  • Walks you through a tutorial for developing more complex UIs
  • Serves as a quick reference with recipes for specific mobile development tasks
  • Provides a set of focused chapters that serve as both introduction and reference for the Swift language

Keywords

Swift Swift 2 ActionScript Flash iOS iCloud Xcode JSON Apple App Store

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.KazanlakBulgaria

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.

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