1. Discovering Xcode Tools

Xcode 4 is the flagship application of Xcode Tools, Apple’s suite of developer tools. It is aimed squarely at developing, testing, and packaging Mac OS and iOS applications, utilities, and plug-ins written with the Cocoa frameworks in Objective-C, though it’s perfectly suited for C/C++ development.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to download and install Xcode Tools. You’ll also take a brief tour of some of the powerful tools that accompany Xcode.


The latest stable release of Xcode 4 is obtained through the Mac App Store. To download the installer, launch the App Store application from your Applications folder and search the store for Xcode. Click Install and log in if requested.

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