Configuring iOS development environment

Creating iOS development environment is a straightforward process if you meet the requirements. In order to have an iOS development environment, you need to:

  • Have a Mac machine that runs OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or higher versions
  • Install Xcode on your Mac machine
  • Install the iOS SDK on your Mac machine

Xcode is the official Apple IDE that allows you to develop applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode has a lot of great features, some of which are:

  • Source code editor
  • Assistant editor
  • User-interface builder
  • iOS simulator
  • Static code analyzer
  • A powerful built-in open source low-level virtual machine (LLVM) compiler for C, C++, and Objective-C
  • The Live Issues feature, which highlights the common coding mistakes ...

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