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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 e 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, outcome builders, protocols, and generics
  • The print version is now a hardcover (for a similar value)
  • Free replace for house owners of the e book

A rising e-book for a rising language

Updating the e-book all the time seems to be extra work than I count on. Swift has grown considerably since our final launch (for Swift 5.0), and the dimensions of the e-book displays this. The fifth version is 76 % longer than the primary version from 2016. This time, we barely stayed underneath 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 because of our editor, Natalye, for studying all this and enhancing our Dutch/German dialect of English.


For the primary time, the print version is available in hardcover (for a similar value). With the ability to supply this makes me very blissful. The hardcover e-book seems a lot 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).

Photo of the Advanced Swift hardcover

I hope you get pleasure from the brand new version. In the event you resolve to purchase the e-book or in case you purchased it up to now, thanks very a lot! And in case you’re keen to jot down a assessment on Amazon, we’d admire it.



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