Methods are functions associated with a type. They can also be associated with a specific instance of a type, or even just the type itself. There is even a slight difference in how parameter names are handled for functions and methods.
To kick things off on the site, we are going to have a few tutorials go through some of the basics of the swift programming language. Now these won’t cover every thing in detail (future tutorials will expand upon these) but are a great place to start if you are new to the language.