Chapter 2

Getting to Know the SDK

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding what’s in the SDK

arrow Getting an overview of how programmers use Xcode for application development

arrow Taking a detailed tour of the Workspace window

I’ll admit it. In my coding life up until quite recently, I never really considered Xcode to be a true partner in the development process. Using it was like having to include your little brother when you went out to play with your friends because your parents made you.

With Xcode 4, that has changed. Xcode, if you finesse it a bit, can make your development much easier with fewer errors. In this chapter, I take you on a guided tour of the features you’ll find in Xcode — giving you the view from 30,000 feet. If you have never used Xcode before, some of its features may not make all that much sense — but not to worry, I’ll be going through it all in detail as you use it. The point of this chapter is to provide a frame of reference as you move forward, and a complete reference for you to look back on.

Developing Using the SDK

The iOS Software Development Kit (SDK) provides support for developing iOS applications and includes the complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks ...

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