Xcode is a sophisticated application that enables you to easily type in, compile, debug, and execute programs. If you plan on doing serious application development on the Mac, learning how to use this powerful tool is worthwhile. We just get you started here. Later we return to Xcode and take you through the steps involved in developing a graphical application with it.
As mentioned, Xcode is a sophisticated tool, and the introduction of Xcode 5 added even more features. It’s easy to get lost using this tool. If that happens to you, back up a little and try reading the Xcode User Guide, which you can access from the Xcode Help menu, to get your bearings.
Once installed, Xcode is in your Applications folder. Figure 2.1 shows ...