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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 easier and more fun than ever before.

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

Innovative tools help you create great apps
• Swift is a revolutionary programming language that is safe, fast, and modern
• Playgrounds are a fun way to experiment and interact with Swift code
• Interface Builder displays pixel-perfect UI for each target device and can edit at any zoom level
• 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-its can correct mistakes for you

Swift is a powerful, modern, and fun programming language
• 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
- Powerful protocols that can extend functionality throughout your codebase
- 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
• Customize your interface for different devices, screen sizes, and orientations
• StackViews make it easy to reason about the layout of each section of your interface
• 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
• Third party app extensions can add new capabilities to the source editor

Test driven development is built right in
• Use the Test Navigator to add, edit, or run unit tests or user interface 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 macOS Server to automatically build and test your apps
• Monitor performance and user interface test data using macOS Server to immediately spot regressions
• Analyzer travels countless code paths looking for logical errors before they become bugs

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, Apple TV, or on 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. Continuous integration features require a current version of macOS Server. Some features may require Internet access.

What's New in Version 8.1

Xcode 8.1 includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Xcode 8.1 adds support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro:

• Touch Bar displays context-specific buttons when in the Xcode editor, commit sheet, navigator, and Interface Builder
• Debug button in the Control Strip lets you pause and inspect your app while Xcode is in the background
• Interface Builder button updates the frames of selected objects and their children
• Classes in Interface Builder make it easy to add Touch Bar features to your Mac apps
• Touch Bar simulator works on any Mac so you can see how your app works with the Touch Bar


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Customer Reviews

Cannot learn from the documentation - sorry newbies

I feel sorry for new iOS/OSX developers since the new documentation format has lost the ability to learn from it. I’m glad I learned Obj-c on Xcode v5 & v6 since that documentation was a pinicle of perfection. The UX is more-pretty than ever before, but at the cost of cutting needed information and producing what I’d call information dead-ends. For instance, UIView inherits from what classes? (ANS: look in the old docs). What is UIOrangeColor? (ANS: just a property; the old doc used to even say the color components and list sibiling properties). Coupling of enum types and subproperties siblings, searching the header files is now the best way to find the answer. The side panel index is defunct waste of pixel space: Dynamically show me where in this useless index I am currently viewing?

Buggy version 8

Here to reinstall after all my simulators mysteriously disappeared today and won't download again (timeouts, eventually). Version 8 has been pretty bad. Back around version 5-6, this was a good editor. Now quality control has gone way downhill and there are bugs that shouldn't be tolerated in production software. I pretty regularly have to "show package" on my workspace files and go in and delete my local settings folder to get Xcode to open my project. Now the simulators thing. Plus the "pick a storyboard size on opening storyboard in Xcode 8, but I'll leave all your UI components with the wrong dimensions and force you to update anyway" bug/issue/behavior.

Full time iOS developer. Growing to hate apple software generally. This is my lifeblood, and it's getting worse and worse over time.

So many bugs

I had to upgrade my Xcode once i upgraded my OS and it has just been trouble. All my storyboard scenes were misaligned for starters which took me many hours to correct. Beyond that the IDE crashes all the time now. My current issue is that it crashes each time I open my project which is obviously a huge issue. There have been other bugs were deleting a row from a storyboard tableVC causes a crash.

In my opionon, this IDE has only gotten worse since the older versions. It it’s all that much faster but is very unstable. As a developer who values his time and sanity, having an IDE that is unreliable is just about the worst part of developing for the iOS platform.

Fix the bugs and stop disappointing developers.

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  • Free
  • Category: Developer Tools
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  • Version: 8.1
  • Size: 4.47 GB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.5 or later

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