2017’s final quarter has arrived, so it’s only right that we compile the best Application Development books for this year. Whether you are new to Application Development or a seasoned professional, there is something valuable for you.
If you’re looking for a constant and steadfast resource to reference over and over again, here’s a list of our top mobile application development books. Some are more advanced than others, but they all offer a better and deeper look into developing mobile apps”
Swift in the Cloud
Written by the team of developers that helped bring the Swift language to Cloud computing. It is the definitive guide to writing and running Swift language programs for the cloud environment. This book comes packed full of ready-to-use code to experiment and learn from. If you are an iOS Developer, this may be the next logical step for you to take on your journey to mastery. If you are curious to learn more about Swift and why it is such a great language for the future of cloud, check out this article on why Swift is the future of server-side development.
iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition)
Based off of Big Nerd Ranch’s iOS Development bootcamp, this book provides a thorough introduction to the iOS Framework. It’s ideal for new developers looking for a solid resource to learn from. What truly sets this book apart from others of its kind is that you will learn how to use the UIKit framework using code versus relying on interface builder. This small, yet important, detail is something every developer in iOS will eventually come across when trying to get the most out of their apps. If you are looking for a solid roadmap on your iOS Development journey, check out our Ultimate Guide to Learning iOS Development.
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
In every application development lifecycle, choices must be made regarding what components that are used to make the application work. Great care must be taken in this process because you want to pick the right pieces for the job, you want your app to be able to scale in 3-5 years. Designing Data-Intensive Applications helps demystify the landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data.
The Kubernetes Book
Container apps are all the rage these days. But how do we handle all these containers? Enter Kubernetes, one of the hottest container orchestration platforms out right now. This book serves as an introduction into the world of Kubernetes. You will have the foundation to talk about containers like a seasoned veteran. Newly minted intermediate developers, this is a book you must read if you want to be able to roll with the big boys.
Enterprise Application Architecture with .NET Core
This book is for experienced .NET developers who are aspiring to become architects of enterprise-grade applications, as well as software architects who would like to leverage .NET to create effective blueprints of applications. If you want to design and develop enterprise applications using .NET Core as the development framework and learn about industry-wide best practices and guidelines, then this book is for you.