2. Getting Started with Xcode

In Chapter 1, “Your First App,” you used Xcode to create your first iPad application—but what is Xcode exactly?

Xcode is the combination of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a collection of stand-alone development tools forming a complete developer tool set for Mac and iOS software development.

Xcode is the world you live in as you create and build your iPad apps. As you work on your apps, Xcode will become your friend. There will be times when the two of you get along nicely, but there will also be times when you disagree. You may even become annoyed with your new friend from time to time, but there’s good news. As you spend more time together, you will get to know each other much better, and your ...

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