The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4) - Apple Inc.

The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4)

By Apple Inc.

  • Release Date: 2014-06-02
  • Genre: Programming
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,423 Ratings)


Swift is a programming language for creating iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.

This book provides:
- A tour of the language.
- A detailed guide delving into each language feature.
- A formal reference for the language.


  • Good book, but terrible upgrade experience.

    By DeadlyDevice
    I’ve been reading the Swift Programming Language since the beginning, and every time a new update is released, it takes an obnoxious amount of time to upgrade my stored version on iBooks, and the highlighting is destroyed. Now I can’t remove my highlighting at all, and the download is corrupt (with the corrupt version locked on my iCloud). Just give me a PDF, FFS!!!! Inexcusable.
  • Cannot Download Swift 4

    By MageAI
    I cannot download Swift 4 because it thinks I have it although I do have older versions. It says I can READ it but it opens an older version of Swift. Rating goes to iBooks ...
  • It’s corrupt

    By Jdjdbe
    It says the book is corrupt. It’s not an isolated case as multiple reviews posted the same problems. Amazingly, it’s not fixed for quite some time! Nice job, Apple!
  • Would Be Great If I Can Read It.

    By hanjoes
    The book doesn’t work, or the iBook App in general doesn’t work very well. Basically every time I wanted to navigate to a later chapter, it goes to revision history. Apple is getting worse every year.
  • Cool

    By bikes fly
    I'm going to read this again.
  • Latest version 3.1 is corrupt

    By Reynard Sheerr
    I tried to update to the latest version. I have tried to download several times. iBooks reports that the book is corrupt every time.
  • It’s Corrupt

    By vonschwartzwalder
    I tried several times to download this new version and each time I get a message telling me the iBook is corrupt. Can someone fix that?
  • So far so good

    By ItsGabiBieber
    Im so glad i found this book so i can learn everything about the swift language & so far it's doing so. Hopefully i'll be able to write code on my own when i'm finished the book.
  • Awesome book

    By Heitara
    This book is awesome. It explores the depths of swift programming language, starting from the core part and building step by step. I've found some typos, but I didn't know where to report them, so I'm adding it here - Function Call Expression in the second code snippet the comment and he code using different names, but the general idea is clear. It would be cool if this is fixed in next release! Great job with the book!
  • Corrupted file

    By JasonBourne_007
    Once the book gets downloaded iBooks says the file is corrupted and cannot open the book. Tried multiple times to delete and download it again, but it keeps saying file corrupted. Does anybody experience this issue?