Chapter    1

Welcome to Xcode

Apple provides Xcode to developers to help them create applications for Macs, iPhones, and iPads (OS X and iOS). Xcode was used to create many of your favorite iOS and OS X applications. Arguably, without such a powerful, refined, integrated development environment (IDE), the thriving ecosystem that is the App Store would not exist as it does today.

What Is Xcode?

All developers, regardless of the platform for which they’re developing, use an array of tools to take an application from an idea to something that is readily available to millions of people. Apple is no exception, and it provides a cultured, powerful, and polished set of development tools. These tools are brought together within one application called ...

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