Xcode on Mac OS X

Simply put, Apple's Xcode is the kind of development environment programmers are used to paying hundreds of dollars for. It's a top-notch IDE, with loads of features and support for many languages. All of the code in this book was written on and tested using Xcode, so we highly recommend Mac OS X users to use it as well.

Xcode is part of a series of Developer Tools Apple releases with the operating system. If you have a set of Mac OS X discs, you should check for the Developer Tools CD to save yourself a large download. If you don't already have a copy or if you want the latest version, Xcode is freely available from Apple's Developer Connection (ADC) Web site (http://developer.apple.com/tools/download/). You'll need to be an ...

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