MVC stands for Model-View-Controller, and it’s a widespread architectural pattern for software development. It’s the de facto design pattern for Cocoa development, and it has been for many, many years. Most of us can’t imagine building applications without it. Both UIKit (iOS) and AppKit (macOS) make frequent use of MVC. It almost seems as if we don’t have another option to build applications for iOS, tvOS, macOS, and watchOS.

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Enumerations are a common design pattern in many programming languages. While you may be familiar with enumerations in C and Objective-C, Swift’s implementation of enumerations is significantly more powerful and flexible. In this quick tip, you’ll learn what’s special about enumerations in Swift, how to use them in your projects, and what makes them so powerful.

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If you’ve read the previous lessons of this series, you should have a good grasp of the fundamentals of the Swift programming language by now. We talked about variables, constants, and functions, and in the previous lesson we covered the basics of object-oriented programming in Swift.

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If you’ve worked with blocks in C or Objective-C or lambdas in Ruby, then you won’t have a hard time wrapping your head around the concept of closures. Closures are nothing more than blocks of functionality that you can pass around in your code.

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To get anything done in Swift, you need to learn the ins and outs of functions. Functions are exceptionally powerful and flexible in Swift. The basics are simple, especially if you’ve worked with other programming languages before. But because of Swift’s flexible syntax, functions can become confusing if you’re not familiar with the basics.

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