Superior Swift, fifth version – Ole Begemann


We launched the fifth version of our e book Superior Swift just a few days in the past. You should buy the book on the web site. The hardcover print version is printed and offered by Amazon (,,

Highlights of the brand new version:

  • Absolutely up to date for Swift 5.6
  • A brand new Concurrency chapter overlaying async/await, structured concurrency, and actors
  • New content material on property wrappers, end result builders, protocols, and generics
  • The print version is now a hardcover (for a similar worth)
  • Free replace for homeowners of the book

A rising e book for a rising language

Updating the e book at all times seems to be extra work than I anticipate. Swift has grown considerably since our final launch (for Swift 5.0), and the scale of the e book displays this. The fifth version is 76 % longer than the primary version from 2016. This time, we barely stayed below 1 million characters:

Bar chart of the character count growth of the first five editions of Advanced Swift, from 537k (first edition) to 947k characters (fifth edition)
Character counts of Superior Swift editions from 2016–2022.

Many due to our editor, Natalye, for studying all this and bettering our Dutch/German dialect of English.


For the primary time, the print version is available in hardcover (for a similar worth). Having the ability to provide this makes me very completely satisfied. The hardcover e book appears to be like significantly better and is extra more likely to keep open when laid flat on a desk.

We additionally elevated the web page measurement from 15×23 cm (6×9 in) to 18×25 cm (7×10 in) to maintain the web page rely manageable (Amazon’s print on demand service limits hardcover books to 550 pages).

I hope you get pleasure from the brand new version. For those who determine to purchase the e book or in case you purchased it previously, thanks very a lot! And in case you’re keen to write down a evaluation on Amazon, we’d respect it.


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