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iOS 8 SDK Development, 2nd Edition by Janie Clayton, Chris Adamson

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Chapter 1Playing Around with Xcode

If we’re going to create iOS apps, we need the right tools for the job. In this chapter, we’re going to get properly equipped for the journey and play around a little with the tools that Apple provides us.

To develop iOS 8 apps, we use Xcode 6. Although “Xcode” generally refers to the integrated development environment (IDE), in which we develop code and user interfaces and run a build process to generate the actual apps, it can also mean the entire collection of material we’ll need to build iOS applications. When we download Xcode, we get not only the Xcode app itself but also the software development kits (SDKs) for iOS and Mac OS X, which contain documentation, frameworks, helper applications, sample code, ...

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