This is my favorite list of Swift sites from all around the web. Only from authors who provide up-to-date quality and free content.
If you don't know where to start learning Swift as a beginner, you should not be afraid anymore. A lot has changed since I wrote my last article that provided the best free resources to learn Swift back in 2018. Many authors just simply stopped writing new materials, some went completely silent, but also new ones appeared on the market.
If someone asks the question: "Where to find resources to learn Swift in 2019?" The first answer would be still the most famous raywenderlich.com obviously, but I'd like to show you a list of more varied authors from the Swift community.
So here are my personal favorite Swift programming sites in 2019:
In every single month I'll sum up everything that happened in the Swift community and send you all the latest news through my newsletter.
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Paul Hudson has one of the biggest collection of Swift learning materials. He wrote several books, updates his site regularly and it's my personal favorite. He also created a guide about how to learn Swift programming for free in 2019. This year Paul also have launched a quick video series about Xcode.
Jon Sundell owns a weekly blog, a newsletter, participates on multiple podcasts, created multiple successful open source projects and who else knows what the hell is he up for next. Anyway, he did a really amazing job for the Swift community, so I'm definitely recommending his content in every format. 😉
Apart from the legacy name, the objc.io guys are providing one of the best written and video resources if it comes to Swift development. You should definitely follow them, because they're doing great stuff!
The old mustache is back and it's still hot looking. You can expect a new article from NSHipster authors on every Monday. Mattt is also the creator of the two well-known (or should I say de facto?) networking libraries: AFNetworking & Alamofire. 🔥
The Big Nerd Ranch was one of the first blogs I've used to read, when I was relatively new to iOS development, so I'm really glad that they are still coming up with great content every week. 👍
They have a huge amount of tutorials available online, mostly everything is up-to-date & using the latest version of the Swift programming language. It's just great!
Apart from their database solution, realm.io is constantly building the Swift community. They have a wide variety of both videos and written content.
Simply one of the best weekly newsletters made by Dave Verwer.
If you want to build pixel perfect apps faster, you should use flawless app. If you want to dig deeper into Swift development, you should read their blog as well.
Swift Developments - by Andy Bargh - is a weekly curated newsletter containing a hand picked selection of the latest links, videos, tools and tutorials.
SwiftLee is a relatively new weekly blog about Swift, iOS and Xcode Tips and Tricks. If I were you I'd keep an eye on Antoine v.d. Lee, and his blog! 😎
It's a weekly newsletter focusing not just purely on Swift development, but the marketing and other indie aspects of being an (freelancer) iOS developer.
Sean Allen makes quality Swift videos on a crazy amount of scale, so maybe thatás the reason why his website is not as fascinating as his YouTube channel. He made the iOS Dev Discussions podcast as well.
Another great podcast from Paul Hudson & Sean Allen. I already introduced these guys before, so you can imagine that this podcast is also really damn good!
A very useful blog from the author Keith Harrison. It's a personal blog all about his learning experiences and developing iOS apps since 2010.
Little Bites of Cocoa is a publication aimed at providing small, bite-sized (get it?) tips and tricks for iOS and Mac development. Just take a bite! 😂
I've promised free content, but you have to pay for most of the videos that these guys make, although some nice resources are available for free on their website.
I'll make this last one up to you with a +1 item. 😉
+1. theswiftdev.com 📚 📫
Yep, that's me (Tibor Bödecs). I'm also trying to provide high quality Swiftish stuff every single week. Also if you want to get a monthly overview of what happened in the Swift community, please subscribe to my newsletter. I'm already following all these amazing authors through multiple channels, and I'll send you a brief update through email, so you definitely won't miss a thing! It's 100% Swift!
Emoji cheat sheet:
- 📚 - written content like a blog or a book
- 🍿 - video materials
- 🎧 - audio content, mostly a podcast
- 📫 - newsletter
Are you looking for more? Here is a list of top 100 best blogs for iOS developers, but be careful, most of the blogs from this list are not updated anymore. ⚠️