Xcode is a great complement for those looking for a reliable application development tool for Mac OS as well as iOS for iPhone and iPad. Xcode was first released in 2003, but the app has definitely come a long way in providing developers with efficient development platforms since then. The design and functionality of this app are definitely appreciated. Even testing, debugging, and coding features have been included as the years have gone by, all in the same window. The debugging feature needs a special mention as it has improved the most over the years. The Xcode IDE can easily parse your design and even identify bugs or problems that may arise due to incorrect logic or syntax. In some cases, the Xcode IDE is even known to fix cases, which would certainly help the user to go a long way in his development projects.
The core of the application is the interface builder. All user projects are designed on this basic object only. There is an assistant that shows you exactly which part of the code is being edited, it could be a controller, a header, or even a superclass. Then there is the Version Editor which shows the source code live. These source code comparisons are made via subversion history or via Git. After writing the code, you can use the Live Issues screen to find any bugs in your code. There are a few bugs you can fix with Fix-It, a kind of auto-correct function for bad codes. The debugging engine used in the application is LLDB, which is used in conjunction with Apple’s LLVM compiler. The latest versions support Objective-C, C, and C ++ for full coding. OpenGL ES is also included along with the new system tracking feature.
It used to be that Xcode only ran on Lion, but there are also new SDKs available for iOS 7, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks. This helps to give developers more control and build more compatible applications. However, if someone would like to submit an app to the App Store for iOS or Mac, they would need to become a member of the iOS Developer Program or the Mac Developer Program.
- Xcode 12.5 for Mac
- Mac OS X
- Date added:
- Tuesday, December 13, 2016
- Apple Inc.
We don’t have any changelog information for Xcode 12.5 yet. Sometimes publishers take a while to release this information, so check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.