Chapter     1

Welcome to Xcode

Apple provides Xcode to developers to help them create applications for Macs, iPhones, and iPads, namely, OS X and iOS. Xcode runs behind the vast majority 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?

Every developer, regardless of the platform for which he or she is developing, has an array of tools that are used 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 ...

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