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A Bread Baking Kickstart

The only thing better than the smell of fresh baked bread is the taste! Whether you're an accomplished baker or just getting started, A Bread Baking Kickstart will put you in control of your dough by giving you formulas and techniques with the context you need to make them your own.

The book begins with pancakes and other quick breads before moving on to simple fool-proof recipes and techniques for yeasted breads as well as foccaccia, pizza, pita, and bagels. You'll learn to add more complexity to your breads by using time and pre-ferments such as biga, poolish, and - only if you want - sourdough that you grow from scratch. The book finishes with a foundational recipe that you will learn to adapt to make a wide variety of breads depending on your mood and what you have on hand.

From a simple pancake to a rustic whole wheat sourdough this book is more than just a journey through recipes and techniques. It's a collection of stories and breads I've made for friends and family in various home kitchens over more than four decades.

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Link to free  WWDC talk

Take a Breath

Each year WWDC presents us with a ton of possibilities and opportunities. But with these new technologies comes a lot of pressure to embrace and adopt everything quickly. After all - everyone else is. This talk suggests that first you breathe.

Originally presented for the try Swift World Social Hour in June, 2020.

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Bread Baking Kickstart Released

Spring is here and so is the release of "A Bread Baking Kickstart". This book will taking you from wherever your bread baking skills currently are to a serious home baker.

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Functional Programming Kickstart

Check out A Functional Programming Kickstart, our new friendly and practical book that introduces you to FP quickly and painlessly.

This book highlights the built in support for functional programming in the Swift Standard Library and shows you how to adopt FP in a way that makes sense to you.

Code along with us as we emphasize the important habits and techniques that originate in functional programming but benefit all styles.

Updated for Xcode 12 and tested on Apple Silicon. Includes support for dark mode, epub, pdf, and mobi.

A SwiftUI Kickstart

A SwiftUI Kickstart has been completely updated and revised for the very latest additions to SwiftUI, iOS, and Xcode.

SwiftUI is the future of iOS, Mac, AppleWatch and AppleTV development and A SwiftUI Kickstart introduces experienced Swift programmers to this new User Interface framework.

A SwiftUI Kickstart introduces you to the light-weight, value-typed, declarative world of SwiftUI.

A Swift Kickstart

A Swift Kickstart is the perfect book for the experienced developer who wants to get serious about learning the Swift programming language.

As the language matures and improves, this book changes to reflect the latest best practices and coding style. This second edition to the best-selling Swift introduction has been updated to the very latest public Swift 5.3 release.

Code along with - A Swift Kickstart on the iPad or Mac using the latest Swift Playgrounds or Xcode Playgrounds.