Xcode helps you craft iOS SDK applications with an exciting suite of code editors and testing tools. This chapter introduces you to the basics of using Xcode to build your projects. You see how to build a simple Hello World project, compile and test it in the simulator, and then learn how to compile for and deploy to the device. You also discover some basic debugging tools and walk through their use as well as pick up some tips about handy compiler directives. This chapter also looks at how to submit to the App Store and distribute via Ad Hoc. By the time you finish this chapter, you’ll have followed the application creation progress from start to finish and been shown valuable tricks along the way.