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Mac App Store

Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac.

To download Xcode from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


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Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.


Xcode provides everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode has unified user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging all within a single window. The Xcode IDE analyzes the details of your project to identify mistakes in both syntax and logic, it can even help fix your code for you.

Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, LLVM compiler, Instruments, iOS Simulator, the latest OS X and iOS SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features:

Innovative tools to help you create great apps
• Interface Builder is fully integrated as a design canvas within the Xcode IDE
• The Assistant shows files related to what you're editing, such as the header, superclass, or a UI preview
• The Version editor shows a live source code comparison through Git or Subversion history
• Live Issues display errors as you type, and Fix-it can correct the mistakes for you

Streamlined interface that is faster and easier to use
• Design your interface side by side with the backing source code
• Create connections from your GUI design directly to the related source code
• Schemes let you customize exactly how your app will build, run, profile, and deploy
• Quick Look variables while debugging to visualize colors, bezier paths, and images

Professional editor keeps you focused on your code
• Click the Jump Bar at the top of the editor to instantly go to another file
• Hit a few keys and Open Quickly will open any file within your project
• View message bubbles to see errors, warnings, and other issues right beside the code

Embedded 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 made simple
• 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 for OS X Server 3.0 to automatically build and test your apps.

Instruments for visual performance analysis
• 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 3.0 on Mavericks. Some features may require Internet access.

What's New in Version 5.1.1

Includes SDKs for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and iOS 7.1.

• Fixes an issue that would reposition the Interface Builder canvas unexpectedly.
• Improves the reliability of Quick Look within the debugger.
• Fixes an issue where test cases would report as failed when in fact they had passed.
• Fixes a rare code generation issue in the LLVM compiler.
• Includes additional bug fixes and stability improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Major problem with 5.1.1 upgrade

Last night I upgraded to 5.1.1 from 5.1. When I tried to open an old project by clicking on the .xcodeproj file, I got the spinning beach ball for 5+ minutes. Went to Force quit where it showed Xcode as not responding. Killed it. Then opened Xcode directly and tried to open an old project using the Recent menu item. 10+ minutes later with the beach ball still spinning, I killed it again, same reason, same error message. Opened Xcode a third time, and tried to create a Cocoa document based App from scratch . After 30+ minutes same thing, killed it for a third time.

Summary: After upgrade to 5.1.1, I can no longer use Xcode.

Cannot Hook up IBOutlets

After this update, my old view controllers worked fine, but in the new view controllers i created in interface builder, i cannot drag to viewcontroller and create IBOutlet. It always warn me cannot find any information about that view controller class.
I tried different projects and files, same. Old ones work, new ones don’t.
However you can always manually type in IBOutlets and then hook it up with views.
Hope this review helps you.

Best development environment I've used

I've been developing software for a lot of years. XCode and the Apple SDKs are the best I've ever encountered. My only grip is that I have to use the App Store to download upgrades.

View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2014
  • Version: 5.1.1
  • Size: 2.18 GB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Apple Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.8.4 or later

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