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First-Class Tools

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Abstract

Xcode has undergone another major revision. This time around, Xcode has one giant window with tabs. A ton of new features with this release make the developer’s job easier. Some of these new features include

  • A single, unified window that brings everything together.

  • The Jump Bar brings quicker navigation through a project as well as a single source file without taking up too much space.

  • Interface Builder is fully integrated into Xcode allowing for even tighter integration between the nib and source.

  • The Xcode Assistant is a two-pane editor that, when enabled, will pick an appropriate file to view next to the editor in which you are editing.

  • LLVM 3.0 is fully integrated into the Xcode which means better syntax highlighting, code completion and many other features that LLVM has.

  • Fix-it uses some features of LLVM to not only display compile errors but suggest quick fixes.

  • Xcode has better integration with some common version control systems: Git and Subversion (SVN).

  • A brand new debugger: LLDB is to GDB as LLVM is to GCC.

  • Instruments has a new interface featuring a Jump Bar and other features borrowed from the Xcode interface.

Keywords

  • Source Control
  • Assistant Editor
  • Source File
  • Head File
  • Utility Area

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© 2011 Brandon Alexander, J. Bradford Dillon, and Kevin Y. Kim

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Alexander, B., Dillion, B., Kim, K.Y. (2011). First-Class Tools. In: Pro iOS5 Tools. Apress. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-3609-2_2

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