Chapter    1

Setting Up the Development Environment

It is more fun to see apps run than to read the source code, and you cannot get hands-on programming experience by just reading books. Let’s get the development environment up and running first so you can use it—and learn Swift programming for iOS along the way.

Xcode and the iOS SDK


The Android Developer Tools (ADT plug-in for Eclipse or Android Studio.

Xcode is the complete toolset for building iOS apps. It is an integrated development environment (IDE) that helps you build, test, debug, and package your iOS apps. It is free but you must have an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X Mavericks or later. You will use the latest Xcode, version 6, throughout this book.

Installing ...

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