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Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by John Gallagher, Matthew Mathias

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1 Getting Started

In this chapter, you will set up your environment and take a small tour of some of the tools you will use every day as an iOS and macOS developer. Additionally, you will get your hands dirty with some code to help you get better acquainted with Swift and Xcode.

Getting Started with Xcode

If you have not already done so, download and install Xcode, available on the App Store. Make sure to download Xcode 8 or higher.

When you have Xcode installed, launch it. The welcome screen gives you several options, including Get started with a playground and Create a new Xcode project (Figure 1.1).

Figure 1.1 Welcome to Xcode

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