Chapter 2. Kicking the Tires

In This Chapter

• Running Xcode

• Getting Xcode under control

• Creating the simplest possible project

Now you have Xcode. It’s time to start it up to see what it looks like.

Starting Xcode

The developer tools are all in the /Developer directory at the root of your boot drive. Go there in the Finder, and select the Applications directory. You see a few applications and a few folders. You’re interested in two of them: Xcode, which is what this book is about; and Instruments, a sophisticated memory and performance profiler that you’ll be seeing a lot of.

You’ll be using both constantly, so you need both in the Dock at the bottom of your main screen. Drag Xcode and Instruments to the Dock—take care to drop them between ...

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