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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 8.2.1
Xcode 8.2.1 includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.2.
Xcode 8.2.1 fixes an issue where incorrect Swift version warnings were displayed
New in Xcode 8.2:
• Touch Bar gains new actions and can be customized
• Simulator installs an app by drag-and-drop onto the Simulator window
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
Every Version just gets worse and worse
Just updated to 8.2.1 and now every time I launch the simulator, it opens two different chrome debuggers which causes my app to crash. So I then have to go into chrome and manually shut one down, then go back and reload my app. It ends up taking at least 2 minutes just to boot into my app, which is rediculous when it used to take 20 seconds, MAX! Also if you do not have the chrome debugger tab open when you are using it the simulator will barely work; Any sort of task you may try will literally take 1/100th of the time to complete, and I’m not even exaggerating when I say ‘1/100th’. The only thing I use xCode for is to compile my app and run the simulator, just because you cannot do it any other way. If I had a choice between Xcode or something else I would never choose Xcode, but unfortunately there are no other choices so I’m stuck using this terrible software.
This App is just trash with more trash being put on top of it. Apple needs to just scrap Xcode and start from scratch or it will just keep getting worse and worse until it is unusable.
Unable to download and install — Revisited with success!
At first I experienced what other reviewers complained about: they were unable to download and install Xcode. The download and install time would get to about 7 minutes, then appear to hang indefinitely and nothing seemed to happen for a long time after that — presumably, the install had failed. And we all gave up at that point.
Afterwards, I decided to try again to download and install. As before, the process looked to hang up with about 7 minutes remaining to conclude the download and install. However, this time I decided to just go ahead and let the process run until I received some indication that things really had failed. Or just wait for many hours and see what the results were.
This time, after letting the process continue for albout 70-75 minutes after hitting the 7 minute message, the download and install process continued to a successful completion.
Moral of this story: have a lot of patience. I have speculated why this situation occurred in the first place, but that is another story….
Hello, i am a student majoring in computer science and well my laptop is a macbook pro so i was told to download xcode so i could do my assignments. Im using Visual Studio whenever i use the computers at my school and at home i use my laptop. So far i see no problems with the xcode compared to visual studio. Im only beginning to learn c++ and xcode is useful because i can complete my assignments easy. For me its simple to use although I’m not a pro software engineer… yet, so i cant give like a super official review but id give it a 5 stars. Considering macbooks arent good for gaming and other stuff i feel like xcode is a great program that pc users are missing out.
- Category: Developer Tools
- Updated: Dec 19, 2016
- Version: 8.2.1
- Size: 4.55 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: Apple Inc.
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.5 or later