O'Reilly logo

Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, Second Edition by Boisy G. Pitre

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 7. Working with Xcode

As Apple’s hallmark software development platform for Mac and iOS app creation, Xcode is the tool that virtually every Swift developer needs to know and use in order to make the most of the language. Up to now, you have had very light interaction with Xcode—specifically when creating your playgrounds. But Xcode is so much more, as you’ll soon learn. It can do a lot to help you hone your Swift skills and make the best apps possible.

Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE). Essentially, it’s a system of integrated components that make writing, debugging, and testing software easier. The major components of any modern IDE are:

Compiler—Turns your human-readable source code into processor-specific executable ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required