Introduction to the iOS 12 SDK

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    Introduction to the iOS 12 SDK course represented by Swift and Amsys Training logos Learn how to build and run your first apps on iOS using the Swift programming language. The 3-day, hands-on Introduction to the iOS 12 SDK course teaches you the common tools, interface elements, and design patterns you need to build apps for iPhone and iPad. It includes detailed explanations of iOS technologies, practical use of Apple’s development tools, and coding exercises in Swift that use common iOS frameworks.


    Learning Goals

    You’ll learn iOS SDK skills including:

    • How to build native apps using the iOS SDK
    • How to use Xcode and the Simulator
    • How to use common navigation patterns and UI controls


    Course Outline

    Interface Builder Basics Learn how to navigate through Interface Builder, add elements onto the canvas, and interact with those elements in the code.

    Displaying Data Use Interface Builder to create the beginnings of an app, adding labels and images.

    Controls in Action Use Interface Builder to add buttons, switches, and sliders to a scene. Create actions and outlets, write some basic code, and learn how these tools work together.

    Auto Layout and Stack Views Learn the fundamentals of Auto Layout for building precisely designed user interfaces.

    Segues and Navigation Controllers Learn how to use segues to transition from one view controller to another, and how to define relationships between view controllers. Learn how navigation controllers can help you manage scenes that display related or hierarchical content.

    Tab Bar Controllers Learn how to use tab bar controllers to organise different kinds of information or different modes of operation.

    View Controller Life Cycle Learn more about the view controller life cycle so you can understand the potential of this important class.

    Building Simple Workflows Tie together the concepts you’ve learned so far to design simple workflows and familiar navigation hierarchies.

    App Anatomy and Life Cycle Explore the different life cycle states and the delegate hooks for executing logic as the app moves through each state.

    Model View Controller Learn how to organise files, structures, and classes into a design pattern called Model-View-Controller.

    Table Views Learn the basics of creating table views in an iOS app.

    Intermediate Table Views Learn how to customise your table views by creating custom cells, dynamically inserting and removing cells, using static table views to present forms or other non-changing lists, and allowing the user to swipe to delete cells.

    Saving Data Learn how to implement data persistence using NSCoding, a protocol for saving files to your app’s Documents directory.

    System View Controllers Discover how to incorporate a variety of system view controllers for displaying alerts, sharing content, sending messages, and accessing the camera and photo library on an iOS device.

    Building Complex Input Screens Learn how to use a combination of static and dynamic table views. Explore how to use controls and views to build custom workflows that put an elegant face on any kind of business information.

    Working with the Web: HTTP and URLSession Discover how web data is sent and received, how URLs work, and how to fetch data for use in your app.

    Working with the Web: Decoding JSON Learn how to read and write basic JSON. Explore how to convert JSON to and from Swift types and into your own custom model objects.

    Working with the Web: Concurrency Become familiar with the concurrency system in iOS and learn how to make sure code that updates the user interface is executed in the right place.

    Who Should Take Introduction to the iOS 12 SDK?

    This is an intermediate course, so you will be expected to have some relevant knowledge. Before joining the course we recommend you to:

    • Have some entry-level experience of working with Swift
    • Be interested in learning the iOS SDK to develop code for the iPhone or iPad platform
    • Have successfully completed our Introduction to Swift 4 course
    • Be able to read most of the agenda and understand the terminology

    If you’re in any doubt about your suitability for this course, please call our training pros on 0203 507 1728. We’ll be pleased to discuss your training needs in more detail.

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    Course length

    3 days

    Training hours

    09:30 – 17:30 with one hour for lunch

    Class size

    Maximum eight delegates


    London, Online


    May 13 2020