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Friday, March 5, 2010

XCODE - Developers Tools

Xcode is a suite of tools for developing software on Mac OS X, developed by Apple. Xcode 3.2, the latest major version, is bundled free with Mac OS X v10.6, but is not installed by default. Because version 3.2 is not supported on older Mac OS versions, more dated versions of Xcode are available free from the Apple Developer Connection website.

The main application of the suite is the integrated development environment (IDE), also named Xcode. The Xcode suite also includes most of Apple's developer documentation, and Interface Builder, an application used to construct graphical user interfaces.
The Xcode suite includes a modified version of free software GNU Compiler Collection (GCC, apple-darwin9-gcc-4.2.1 as well as apple-darwin9-gcc-4.0.1, with the former being the default), and supports C, C++, Fortran, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Java, AppleScript, Python and Ruby source code with a variety of programming models, including but not limited to Cocoa, Carbon, and Java. Third parties have added support for GNU Pascal,[1] Free Pascal,[2] Ada,[3] C#,[4] Perl,[5] Haskell,[6] and D. The Xcode suite uses GDB as the back-end for its debugger.

There are so many other cool features that I could talk about here. Zero Link and Fix and Continue come to mind. But so far, these are the ten, 'er eleven, things that I've really been enjoying about using Xcode. It definitely represents a major shift in Apple's IDE and I think it will take people a little while to get used to this new tool. It's also different enough than Project Builder and other IDEs that it's going to take a few months to really start getting the hang of how to best utilize it, but there's some serious potential here and I'm really happy to see Apple investing the same kind of attention into the IDE that it put into iTunes, iChat, and the rest of the applications that ship with Mac OS X.

Xcode is free to download the only Requirement is that you Must be registered as an Apple Developer. If you have already registered, log in with the Apple ID and password you used to register.

Download it here: XCODE

Also you can learn about how to use Xcode program in the link below:

"Mac Developer Connection".

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