Xcode and Instruments Fundamentals LiveLessons covers how to develop and debug applications with the Xcode IDE and how to use Instruments to perform sophisticated debugging and performance analysis.
Brandon Alexander, developer and author, covers how to use the iOS development toolkit. The first four lessons cover Xcode by showing viewers how to navigate the basic interface, create a new project and use various editors, understand how Xcode organizes the build settings, debug their application with LLDB, and customize Xcode for their workflow. Lessons 5-10 focus on Instruments by showing viewers how to navigate the interface and profile their application, analyze memory leaks and break retain cycles, analyze general performance and make the application responsive, analyze Core Data performance, analyze power consumption of the application, and use Instruments to drive the application.
About the Author:
Brandon Alexander is a developer, author, and speaker. Having worked in multiple industries writing various types of software, Brandon has found his calling as an iOS developer. After entering the world of iOS development, he began speaking at conferences and authored the book Pro iOS 5 Tools (Apress). Brandon is an iOS developer at Black Pixel, which is an interdisciplinary team of senior designers, developers, and artists working together to create beautiful and well-architected applications for Apple hardware. www.blackpixel.com.