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Using Swift to Build an IMDb Search App

Course Summary

A guide to using Apple's new programming language with the JSON web service to pull real results from IMDb.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction - Apple Developer Program and Downloading Xcode 6
      • Downloading Xcode 6
    • Getting Ready
      • Installing Xcode
      • Getting to Know the IDE
    • Swift and UIKit
      • The Storyboard
      • Hooking Up Storyboard Elements with Swift Code
      • Controlling IBOutlets and Responding to IBActions
      • Xcode, Swift, and UIKit
    • Choosing an API
      • Start at the Source
      • Testing Speed and Understanding Request Syntax / Results
    • Making an API Request with Swift
      • The Functional Approach
      • Speeding Things Up
      • Making a Connection
    • Building Your Own API Controller Class
      • Creating a New Class in Xcode
      • Separation Anxiety - Why Separating Code is a Good Thing
      • Optional Binding and Its Role in Safe Programming
      • Conforming to Protocols / Becoming a Delegate
      • Lazy Stored Properties
      • Formatting an Image from a URL
      • Section 6 Recap
    • Searching and Tapping
      • UISearchBar
      • UITapGestureRecognizer
      • Putting It All Together
    • UI / UX - Why Not Both?
      • Identifying Potential Problems in Your App's Design
      • UI - Sources of Inspiration
      • The Advantages of Predesign
      • UIBlurEffect and UIVisualEffectView
      • Extending Swift's String Type
      • Using the String Extension to Parse Your Movie Title
      • Customizing Label Fonts
      • Adding Rotten Tomatoes Data
      • Finishing Touches
    • Next Steps
      • Where Should We Go From Here?

Course Fee:
USD 39

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and E-Commerce Community

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