Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Swift programming language make developing apps easy and fun.
Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and C/C++/Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features:
Innovative tools help you create great apps
• Swift is an intuitive programming language that is safe, fast, and modern
• SwiftUI is a revolutionary framework to create user interfaces with a declarative Swift syntax
• Playgrounds are a fun way to experiment and interact with Swift code
• View debugging shows a 3D stack of all your app's UI view layers at runtime
• Split editors in virtually unlimited ways, show previews, or choose an assistant to see related content
• Live issues display errors as you type, and Fix-its improve your code with just a click
• Source control navigator and service integrations help you manage code across a team
SwiftUI and Interface Builder make it easy to design your interface
• SwiftUI uses declarative Swift code that clearly describes your interface
• Design canvas graphically builds UI views using the library of controls and modifyers
• Preview SwiftUI code or UIKit interfaces in different screen sizes, orientations, and font sizes
• SwiftUI code is always in perfect sync with the graphical design canvas and previews
• Animations are built using simple commands that describe the action you want to see
Professional editor and debugger keep your code front and center
• Refactoring makes it easy to modify the structure of Swift, Objective-C, C, and C++ code
• Open Quickly instantly opens any file within your project
• Data tips and Quick Look can inspect a variable by hovering your mouse over code while debugging
Instruments for performance analysis
• Compare CPU, disk, memory, and GPU performance as graphical tracks over time
• Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause
• Analyze your app directly, or sample the entire system with very little overhead
• Create custom instruments with unique visualizations to analyze your own code and frameworks
To test or run applications on an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Apple Watch all you need is a free Apple ID. To submit your apps to the App Store you must be a member of the Apple Developer Program. Some features may require Internet access.
Xcode 13.4.1 includes SDKs for iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, tvOS 15.4, watchOS 8.5, and macOS Monterey 12.3, and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Worst update till now in IDE
Seriously this is too much irritating when you can't copy storyboard files to another, sudden crash will happen. Moreover , when i am trying to open my project then Xcode will crash. Some time it will work fine and some time next morning you will open then it will crash. Then you have no option to open at all.
Then, i have to remove the .xcworkspace file and pods from my project and again reinstall them. Then only it will work again.
Really embarassing from apple for this update.
Miscellaneous show-stoppers constantly.
SPM cache constantly needs to be cleared and packages restored.
Syntax highlighting and autocompletion frequently break.
Derived Data folder regularly needs to be cleared (which incidentally instigates a package restore again).
SwiftUI previews routinely fail to update. It's essential to learn the "toggle canvas" and "refresh canvas" keyboard shortcuts when building with SwiftUI or you will spend inordinate amounts of time clicking buttons just to get the "live previews" to actually update.
And, lastly - this isn't a joke - sometimes the IDE's controls / labels are rendered upside down, so you have to learn to read upside down. When it happened the first time, I wasn't even a little surprised. Just Xcode things.
For every small step forward, there are a hundred steps backward. We finally got a declarative UI framework (SwiftUI) after struggling through the awful experience of Interface Builder for so many years, but even with a fresh start like that the Xcode team still just can't deliver a tolerable development experience.
I am not convinced that Apple actually uses Xcode internally to build their own software. If they do, I truly sympathise.
Thank you Apple!
I appreciate that you made an app like this, so us coders can create our own programs. I have been scrambling the internet to find an application like this! I have used it before, and I can create my own programs on Windows (crossed out) DOS (crossed out) Mac platform! Also since I cannot install Command Line Tools from the web, I'm glad you made a program that comes with it. I was getting sick of these error messages that appear while installing, until now.
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