6. From Xcode to Visual Studio

A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.

Charles Babbage

This chapter is all about tools. As much as we might like to think otherwise, developers can’t produce applications without the aid of modern tools such as Xcode, Visual Studio, Eclipse, or any number of other IDEs.

This chapter covers the IDE used for developing iOS applications, Xcode, and the IDE used for building Windows Phone 7 applications, Visual Studio.

Developers need to know some basic things about Visual Studio so that they can move around within that environment smoothly and efficiently and write their applications without the tools getting in ...

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