Chapter     2

Continuous integration features in iOS and Xcode

Continuous integration is a matter of choosing the right tools, and the iOS community didn’t wait for Apple before setting up their environments. How could they have? It has been known that Apple works in secret and releases all their new tools once a year, usually at WWDC. First, let’s have a look at the things that have always been around, in Xcode specifically or in the community abroad.

If Xcode 5 came with a couple of shiny new tools for continuous integration, like the Xcode bots we will talk about later in this book, the previous versions already came with useful integrations to help you get some work done. Even if alternatives are getting more and more popular nowadays (for ...

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