Get ready for an incredible adventure into the world of bitwise operations! This introductory chapter sets the stage for the a journey that lies ahead, discover the purpose of this book and gain a sneak peek into the exciting chapters that will unravel the mysteries of bitwise operations, brace yourself for a thrilling ride that will transform your understanding and unleash your potential.
This book is a comprehensive guide to understanding and applying bitwise operators in Swift programming. It is designed to help you potentially optimize the performance of your Swift code and improve your programming skills, the book is structured into several chapters, each covering a specific topic related to bitwise operators.
Chapter 2: Basics
This chapter introduces the fundamental concepts of bitwise operations and related topics, it covers base-2 systems, providing an understanding of binary representation, a quick revision of boolean algebra is included to reinforce logical operations, the chapter explores bitwise operators and techniques, equipping you with essential knowledge to manipulate binary data effectively.
Chapter 3: Practical Uses
This chapter focuses on practical applications of bitwise operations, it starts with basic hashing techniques, followed by encoding strategies for handling ASCII and binary data, the chapter also delves into integer-to-binary conversions and base-64 encoding. It explores generating random numbers using bitwise operations and demonstrates the use of bitwise flags in options, color conversion and networking domain applications are also discussed, showcasing how bitwise operations are leveraged in practical scenarios.
Chapter 4: Advanced Uses
In this chapter, advanced applications of bitwise operations are explored, it covers error detection and correction techniques, including parity checks, checksums, and cyclic redundancy checks (CRC), text processing techniques are introduced, such as upper/lower case conversion, substring operations, and removing non-ASCII characters, the chapter also covers compression and encryption using bitwise operations, additional topics include graphics and image manipulation, finite state machines, and various other uses.
Chapter 5: Efficient Bitwise
This chapter delves into techniques for efficient bitwise operations, it provides numerous useful bitwise recipes, such as using bitwise XOR for swapping variables and bitwise AND for checking number parity, shift operations are explored as efficient alternatives to division/multiplication by powers of 2 and finding powers of 2. the chapter also covers techniques for checking if a number is a multiple of certain values, calculating Hamming distance, and manipulating bits for various purposes. It concludes with discussions on range testing, integer overflow checks, sparse numbers, and multiple mathematical topics, like ancient Egypt multiplication, approximating square roots, fast inverse square root, linear interpolation, numerical calculus, adjacent Log2s, Euclidean algorithm, Estimating π, e, and φ, ...
Throughout these chapters, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of bitwise operations, from the basics to advanced techniques, the practical applications showcased highlight the versatility and power of bitwise operations in various domains, making it an essential skill for developers and enthusiasts alike.
over 170 pages (epub & pdf), and over 95 practical examples.