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Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design by Joshua Nozzi

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15. Libraries, Frameworks, and Loadable Bundles

In previous chapters, you saw the templates Xcode provides for a variety of projects. You also learned that the project templates dictate the types of targets that will be set up for you. There’s a rich world full of products beyond applications. Not only can you write them yourself, but you can also use the work of others in the form of third-party plug-ins, libraries, and frameworks. In this chapter, you’ll explore the distinctions between these things as well as how to use them or build your own.

What are Libraries, Frameworks, and Bundles?

Libraries, frameworks, and bundles are similar in that you can think of them as prepackaged code meant to be used from within another library or application. ...

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