Xcode 10.3 includes SDKs for iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Ratings and Reviews
Shouldn’t be out of beta
Xcode in itself doesn’t change much year to year so on that end, everything is fine. However, this version of Xcode has completely ruined user interaction. I don’t actually believe that Apple even tested Xcode out using their trackpads because everything regarding storyboards is completely broken. When it comes to scripts, I have no issues. Everything just works. But when it comes to storyboards, I can resize an element or drag it to another spot without weird glitches such as the element flying off the screen and getting deleted. When I drop a textfield element and insert a default value, the text y position is so far down you can only see the top of the letter even though the font size is default and the alignment is perfectly centered horizontall and vertically. Changing between storyboard tabs such as going to the attributes inspector causes the object you are focused on to deselect. How did that even happen?
The worst part about this update is that Xcode 9 Beta 4 was a better build than this release and that was 6 weeks ago. I would say that I don’t recommend updating to this new version as it’s usability seems to be even less than beta to me, but unfortunately, Apple kind of puts you between a rock and a hard place. You basically have to update to this version to keep apps up to date and release those brand new apps to iOS 11 devices.
Lots of regressions, should not be all-in-one
If the instability of Xcode lately proves anything, it’s that “all in one app” is an incredibly bad idea. I can’t update any of the components individually so every new version is pretty much guaranteed to be a mixture of good and bad changes. Sometimes you just need a new compiler and SDK, and you shouldn’t have to risk your entire editor breaking in the process!
There hasn’t been a single update in recent memory that didn’t introduce some regression. What’s worse is that the bugs are usually REALLY obvious, which makes you wonder if they even bothered to run the thing themselves for more than 5 minutes. Worse still, there are unfixed bugs from many versions ago and rather than fix any of those they just add more. They shouldn’t keep calling these Xcode 7.x, 8.x, 9.x...frankly it feels like about “Xcode 4.2.1 alpha 6” in quality right now.
Great - Despite the haters
I've been writing software and using IDEs for over 20 years and XCode is probably better, overall, than anything else available on any platform. And that list includes every major IDE you've ever heard of. Yes it has some issues here and there. But none of those are show stoppers, and in my career I've never seen a commercial application of any kind that didn't have room for improvement.
Out of 2,096 ratings for XCode (as of this one), to see an equal number of 1-star ratings (versus 5-star) and not much in between, tells me there are a lot of trolls out there who don't use this tool to earn their living (like I do), yet they think their comments matter for some reason.
If you want an honest review, talk to someone who is a professional developer, and who uses this specific tool 8-hours a day to earn their living. If their full time job title does not include the words iOS Developer, then I would pretty much discount whatever they say.
I don't work for Apple, or even know anyone who does, but in my opinion, Apple should not let someone post a review this app unless at a minimum that person has a current paid Apple developer subscription. At least then you'd know that the trolls had to pay $99/year in order to post their 1-star reviews, which in turn would eliminate the majority of them.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.