Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Swift programming language make developing apps easy and fun. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and C/C++/Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features: Innovative tools help you create great apps • Swift is an intuitive programming language that is safe, fast, and modern • SwiftUI is a revolutionary framework to create user interfaces with a declarative Swift syntax • Playgrounds are a fun way to experiment and interact with Swift code • View debugging shows a 3D stack of all your app's UI view layers at runtime • Split editors in virtually unlimited ways, show previews, or choose an assistant to see related content • Live issues display errors as you type, and Fix-its improve your code with just a click • Source control navigator and service integrations help you manage code across a team SwiftUI and Interface Builder make it easy to design your interface • SwiftUI uses declarative Swift code that clearly describes your interface • Design canvas graphically builds UI views using the library of controls and modifyers • Preview SwiftUI code or UIKit interfaces in different screen sizes, orientations, and font sizes • SwiftUI code is always in perfect sync with the graphical design canvas and previews • Animations are built using simple commands that describe the action you want to see Professional editor and debugger keep your code front and center • Refactoring makes it easy to modify the structure of Swift, Objective-C, C, and C++ code • Open Quickly instantly opens any file within your project • Data tips and Quick Look can inspect a variable by hovering your mouse over code while debugging Instruments for performance analysis • Compare CPU, disk, memory, and GPU performance as graphical tracks over time • Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause • Analyze your app directly, or sample the entire system with very little overhead • Create custom instruments with unique visualizations to analyze your own code and frameworks To test or run applications on an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Apple Watch all you need is a free Apple ID. To submit your apps to the App Store you must be a member of the Apple Developer Program. Some features may require Internet access.
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Got an error on launch, doesn't work with your OS version. I am using the most updated OS 11.2.3
Even if you don't plan on using xcode as your IDE/editor you are forced to download a recent version of it in order to compile a variety of software for your machine. Its 11.2G which is a real bummer when your trying to move quickly or if you have spotty internet. Could apple please consider pulling out some of the neccesary libraries into different (smaller) downloads?
I cannot even download the stupid thing. I have tried for weeks to make it work, Deleting tons of things from my mac just to have enough storage to download this. I have over 30GB of free space and that STILL is not enough.
Hello everybody i'm writing this for those who had problem with installing Xcode on macOS Big Sur the only thing you need to download & install Xcode appropriately , is to use safe mode ( turn on your mac then press and hold shift key till you see your account ) . both downloading & installing should be in safe mode .
Only reason I bought my macbook is to use xcode, although I love my macbook, the feeling is not mutual for xcode. Xcode is hard to judge since you're limited to other native IDEs. It is slow, but It gets the job done. If your a big fan of swift or objective c, then Xcode is for you, but if you're coming here from Android Studio then you better bring some patience and some coffee because you're going to be here a while.
decent text editor (good default key bindings) - key binding customization barely adequate - derived data build path concept is maligned - pre/post action scripts output is hidden from build transcript - action scripts do not execute from xcodebuild - spify arrow button cannot just build or compile - nonintuitive UI is typical of Apple's tribal and wonky software products - recent files menu is only a list of recent projects and workspaces, omitting recently viewed system header files, and other source code files
xcode, very good application
XCode is the core developemnt tool for Apple apps yet it has too be one of the most buggy and unreliable paltforms out there! In the latest version (12.3 anbd 12.4) wireless connectivity to an iOS device casues the platform to randomly hang! Text coloring sporadically works, when it works it makes code easy to read but when it doesnt (about 50% of the time for me) its terrible, hundreds of lines of code all colored white! Makes it really difficult to read. Come on Apple get this sorted!
The constant crashing and default setting you can't change are beyond frustrating. Everyone that uses xCode only does so because they have to -___-