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Xcode

Xcode

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Xcode provides everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode brings user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging all into a unified workflow. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, and the Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before.

Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, iOS Simulator, the latest OS X and iOS SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features:

Innovative tools help you create great apps
• Swift is a revolutionary new programming language that is safe, fast, and modern
• Playgrounds are a fun place to experiment with Swift code, displaying instant results
• Interface Builder is a graphical UI design canvas with a live preview of your app
• View debugging shows a 3D stack of all your app's UI view layers at runtime
• Assistant editors show content related to your primary task
• Live Issues display errors as you type, and Fix-it can correct the mistakes for you

Swift is an all new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
• Safe by design, Swift syntax and features prevent entire categories of bugs
• Fast code execution and compile time are powered by the proven LLVM compiler
• Modern language features are inspired by leading research, including:
• Closures unified with function pointers
• Tuples and multiple return values
• Structs as value types that support methods, extensions, protocols.
• Functional programming patterns including map and filter

Interface Builder makes it easy to design your interface without code
• Storyboards let you arrange the complete flow of screens within your app
• See your custom controls rendered live within the design canvas
• Preview your interface in different screen sizes, orientations, or languages
• Create connections from your GUI design directly to the related source code

Professional editor and debugger keep your code front and center
• Hit a few keys and Open Quickly will instantly open any file within your project
• Message bubbles show errors, warnings, and other issues right beside your code
• Data tips show a variable's value by hovering your mouse over the code
• Quick Look variables while debugging to see the actual color, bezier path, image, and more

Apple LLVM technology finds and fixes bugs for you
• Analyzer travels countless code paths looking for logical errors before they become bugs
• Live Issues underlines coding mistakes as you type with no need to build first
• Fix-it can confidently correct mistakes for you with just a keystroke

Test driven development is built right in
• Use the Test Navigator to add, edit, or run tests with just a click
• Test Assistant makes it easy to edit your code and related tests, side-by-side
• Create continuous integration bots using OS X Server to automatically build and test your apps
• Monitor performance test data using OS X Server to immediately spot regressions

Instruments makes performance analysis beautiful
• Compare CPU, disk, memory, and OpenGL performance as graphical tracks over time
• Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause
• Monitor your app directly, or sample the entire system, with very little overhead

To test or deploy applications on an iOS device you must be a member of Apple's iOS Developer Program. To submit your Mac or iOS apps to the App Store you must be a member of the Mac or iOS Developer Program. Continuous integration features require OS X Server 3.2 on Mavericks. Some features may require Internet access.

What's new

Includes SDKs for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 8.0.

• Interface Builder renders your custom controls live in the design canvas
• Preview editor displays your UI in alternate sizes, orientations, and languages
• View debugging displays a 3D model of all view layers in your running app
• SpriteKit level editor lets you design complete scenes for your games
• Localization workflow imports & exports .XLIFF, and generates base strings from code
• Performance tests run on OS X Server 3.2 alert you when a code change impacts speed
• Instruments has a beautiful new interface that is easier to configure

New features specific to iOS:

• Swift programming language with full Xcode integration for building iOS apps
• Playgrounds for experimenting with your Swift code
• SceneKit is now supported in iOS as well OS X
• Extensions for iOS and can be added to your app bundle as a new target
• Frameworks for iOS enable shared code among apps and extensions

* NOTE: Swift support for OS X is coming in a future Xcode update


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Category:
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Developer:
Apple
Version:
6.0.1
Size:
2347.7 MB

Current Version Average Rating:
4.50 (43)

All Versions Average Rating:
3.50 (2982)
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Xcode 4.50 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.