Ramblings of Boback

Designer - Techie - Geek & Nerd

Learning Apple Swift

Ever since Apple announced Swift at the WWDC 2014, I’ve been really excited about jumping back into programming. Especially since I can actually understand the syntax, unlike the mind fuck that was Objective C. Also, bare in mind I haven’t coded anything since 2001.

I have all these ideas which are interesting to me, and not any other iOS developer who has offered to join forces with me. Usually the conversation goes like this:

Them: Hey, you’re a designer, and I am a coder, we should join up and make an app.

Me: OK, do you have any ideas?

Them: Not right now, but do you?

Me: Yeah, how about… I would go into details of an idea, and I’d offer to do the prototype etc.

Them: Hmm, that’s not really what I want to do.

Me: So, what do you want to do, and I thought you didn’t have any ideas.

Them: Well… Not sure. I’ll have to think about it.

This has happened to me at least 5 times. I mean, my ideas aren’t world changing, but at least I have some. And if you’re really don’t have any of your own, then stop offering your “services”, or at least try the other persons ideas. Long story short, I’ve decided to do it myself.

So far, there aren’t that many real world tutorial examples around, as everyone is learning Swift at the same time. YouTube has a few good channels dedicated to Swift tutorials which I’ve been following closely. They seem to be Objective C coders who are learning Swift at the same time. I have listed the good resources (so far) down below.

I might document the progress with my “app”. That should give developers a good laugh.

YouTube Channels:


Apple iBooks