Explore the structure of a playground book. Understand contents, chapters, and pages. Introduce the critical use of manifest property lists.
- [Instructor] We've built a lot of individual pages.…Let's put them all together…into a playground book for presentation.…To do this, we'll look at the structure of a playground book…a little bit more deeply than we did earlier…and I'll introduce you…to the easiest way to build a playground book.…To review, playground books are made of chapters…and in each chapter are playground pages.…Books, chapters, and pages…have a special property list file,…called the manifest.plist.…While manifest.plist controls a lot of properties…we'll discuss later,…for this early discussion,…I'm going to focus on its primary purpose,…listing what chapters are in a book…and what pages are in a chapter.…
There's no wizard or template in Xcode…to make a playground book.…Instead, you'll find on the Apple developer website…a playground book called Starter.…Starter is a playground book made for developers…to create their own playground books.…I included a copy of Starter…in the download files for this chapter.…Before we start using Starter,…
- Comparing iPad and Xcode playgrounds
- Creating and testing Swift classes and code in iPad and Xcode playgrounds
- Prototyping code
- Debugging and testing with Quick Look live views
- Using markup to interactively document code and create educational lessons
- Compiling code into playground books
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introducing Playgrounds
2. Xcode Playgrounds
3. iPad Playgrounds
4. Markup and Playgrounds
5. Playground Books
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