Chapter 2

First-Class Tools

Xcode has undergone another major revision. This time around, Xcode has one giant window with tabs. A ton of new features with this release make the developer's job easier. Some of these new features include

  • A single, unified window that brings everything together.
  • The Jump Bar brings quicker navigation through a project as well as a single source file without taking up too much space.
  • Interface Builder is fully integrated into Xcode allowing for even tighter integration between the nib and source.
  • The Xcode Assistant is a two-pane editor that, when enabled, will pick an appropriate file to view next to the editor in which you are editing.
  • LLVM 3.0 is fully integrated into the Xcode which means better syntax highlighting, ...

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