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2. Getting to Know Xcode 8

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

To write programs in Swift for the Macintosh, you need to use Xcode. Apple developed Xcode as a professional programming tool that they give away free to encourage everyone to write software for macOS and their other operating systems such as iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Despite being a free program, Xcode is a powerful program used by major companies including Microsoft, Adobe, Google, and even Apple. With Xcode on a Macintosh, you have one of the most powerful programming tools for creating macOS programs and iOS, tvOS, and watchOS apps.

Although Xcode contains dozens of features ...

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