Xcode provides everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode has unified user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging all within a single window. The Xcode IDE analyzes the details of your project to identify mistakes in both syntax and logic, it can even help fix your code for you.
Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, LLVM compiler, Instruments, iOS Simulator, the latest OS X and iOS SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features.
A noticeable improvement from the last version, and has a bunch of nice features.
I wish the IB assistant was a little more solid than it is, and the code completion is erratic from time to time.
I was glad to see the improvements they made on this latest version of Xcode. The LLDB still needs a little work, but it's getting there. Overall, this is a really solid product, and we use it frequently here at our business. As an IDE,Xcode does really well. It does a great job uniting the iOS and OS X toolchain in a single environment, but it does have it's fair share of kinks to work out.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. It's nice to give helpful advice about how best to download such a big file from an (understandingly) busy site, but lay off the *censored*ing already. App won't do this, app won't do that, downloads too slow, Apple should fix this and that etc..
Sure, I had download problems too, but I got there eventually. The point is it's a GOOD app, it's FREE, it produces finished apps FAST, and generally runs rings round the third party apps I was forced to shell out big money for prior to xCode and Interface Builder!!
How 'bout a little gratitude to Apple for making this suite available to us in the first place, and channeling your frustrations into building good OSX apps and kicking some Windoze butt. Which leads me to ask when was the last time Bill Gates gave YOU something for FREE?
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. This is a great review of an incredible programming tool. My only complaint so far is that I can no longer use CMD + B to build my project. Appart from that Xcode has been improving in stability and product quality enormously since it's initial version.
Personally I find the editor window on the build results and such quite a nice addition, as those who don't want it can easily hide it. To me, it is nice to be able to check the error locations within the same window.
A recommended upgrade to those using earlier versions.
December 23, 2003
Version: Apple Xcode 1.1
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Yay - Apple made some *great* changes to this new version of XCode. I was rather disappointed after the first release... but this one is great! Thanks Apple! Keep making great development tools to encourage people like me to write great software for your platform!
December 19, 2003
Version: Apple Xcode 1.1
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. If you use Xcode, you need this update, period. It doesn't break anything I've noticed, and it fixes countless bugs that were in version 1.0.x. Native targets used to be useless to me due to their bugginess; now I can upgrade some projects to native and not have anything break.
Still, some people may not like how Java and AppleScript targets don't yet have native target support. But at least the legacy target system still works...