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University of Toronto

Introduction To Swift Programming

University of Toronto via Coursera


Introduction to Swift Programming is the first course in a four part specialization series that will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to develop an iOS App from scratch. By the end of this first course you will be able to demonstrate intermediate application of programming in Swift, the powerful new programming language for iOS. Guided by best practices you will become proficient with syntax, object oriented principles, memory management, functional concepts and more in programming with Swift.

This course is unique in its dedication to teaching Swift programming. With new features and capabilities you will be at the forefront of writing iOS apps.

Currently this course is taught using Swift 2. The team is aware of the release of Swift 3 and will be making edits to the course in time. Please be aware that at this time the instruction is entirely with Swift 2.

Please note that to take part in this course (and the full specialization) it is required to have a Mac computer and, though not required, ideally an iPhone, iPod, or an iPad. NOTE: This course has been designed and tested (and content delivered) on a Mac. While we are aware of hacks and workarounds for running Mac in a virtual machine on windows we do not recommended a PC.

We hope you have fun on this new adventure.

Taught by

Parham Aarabi


1.3 rating, based on 7 Class Central reviews

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  • Llama

    Llama is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I would not recommend this course when there are other, imho, intro swift courses with clearer content and better course delivery.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Professors AWOL. No support. Quizzes refer to material that hasn't be taught. Video lecturers seem to fumble around trying to explain simple concepts with more complicated ones. This is just not a serious effort by what ought to be a very prestigious university. Shame.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is a disaster. Descriptions are not clear and quizzes assume knowledge and concepts that have not been taught.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I concur with previous reviews about lack of coherency but nevertheless finished. They need student critics to carefully go thru the course to identify flaws. Also, I wanted to repeat the course since I was unhappy with my final project, but since my project was adequate I am only allowed to go on to the next course, which I have not done. Biggest flaw was lack of any staff interaction. My free courses were all better run.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I have gone through some of the content, and so far, I'm not impressed. Very superficial. Some very basic concept(s) are presented during the first few videos. The transition from basic to complex subject is very abrupt. Significant outside reading is expected / required. Definitely not for complete beginners.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is such a waste of money. A lot of concepts are skipped and the instructors assume that we know them. This is the worst iOS course ever. Take Stanford iOS course instead on iTunes U.
  • Mark Henry Butler completed this course.

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