Xcode is Apple's IDE for developing Mac and iOS applications.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

14
votes
3answers
4k views

Is there a technical reason why you can't develop iOS apps on a Linux computer?

I understand why you can't develop OS X apps on a Linux computer, but is there a good technical reason why you can't develop iPhone and iPad apps on Linux? Why isn't it possible to compile iOS source ...
11
votes
8answers
8k views

Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools?

Microsoft charges thousands of dollars for most versions of Visual Studio. Compare this with companies like Apple and Google and with organizations like GNU and Eclipse that give away developer tools ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Organizing code for iOS app development

I've been developing an app for the iOS platform, and as I've been going along, I've noticed that I've done a terrible job of keeping my files (.h, .m, .mm) organized. Is there any industry standards ...
5
votes
7answers
556 views

iPhone development options for the [from-my-cold-dead-hands] C developer

Please forgive the humor of the title but it certainly gets my point across. I am quite familiar with C code, I can write it in my sleep and after reading through a few tutorials on iPhone ...
5
votes
1answer
337 views

Apple's new compiler

I heard that Apple is going to replace the GNU compiler built into Xcode with a new compiler. What is the new compiler and what type of changes can we expect to see?
5
votes
1answer
576 views

New to iPhone Development - iOS5 Storyboard

I'm new here and pretty new to iOS development. My question is basically, should I learn the old school development methods or just learn how to do things using the latest tools (i.e. Storyboard)? ...
5
votes
1answer
540 views

Why does XCode convert PNGs to CgBI format?

According to the research done here http://imageoptim.com/tweetbot.html, Xcode's conversion of PNGs to the proprietary Apple CgBI format does not create a noticeable performance improvement. Their ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to set up a multi-developer iOS environment?

Let me explain my need: I'm having a networked environment with 3 computers connected to a server which will be running full-time. The server also runs a FTP server. I would like to create an ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Best Way To Bring C++ Into Objective-C Project

For an upcoming XCode iOS project I'm planning on writing my views and view controllers in Objective-C. My model will be provided to me in C++. I am aware of 2 ways of using C++ in an objective-c ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

IOS Variable vs Property

Just started diving into Objective-C and IOS development and was wondering when and the correct location I should be declaring variables/properties. The main piece of code i need explaining is below: ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

If I have two developer license accounts with Apple, can I easily switch between the two for app development and publishing?

I've been interested in iPhone development since the release of the iPhone, however, I am on a limited personal budget. I've never been willing/able to fork out the money necessary for an iPhone and ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

Do you prefer building your interfaces in IB or programmatically? and why?

I've been using Xcode and building iPhone apps for two months, but I'm finding it really hard to grasp good application design. I always face problems—like you can't put your tabbarcontroller in ...
2
votes
2answers
249 views

iPhone, iPad & XCode 4 - Noob question

I'm new just about everything 'Apple' with the exception of owning an iPhone and iPad for over a year. I have 15+ years on Wintel platforms w/ C/C++/C# experience, so Obj-C doesn't scare me. I ...
2
votes
1answer
434 views

Risks in giving out distribution cert/private key/provisioning profile to freelancer

Are there any risks in giving out distribution certification/private key/provisioning profile to a freelancer? The freelancer needs to build the binary for me to submit (I am okay with this because I ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

One Developer, Two Machines

I currently use a Mac Pro for Xcode development, but am considering buying a MacBook Air when the newer models are released. How should I collaborate with myself when using both machines on the same ...
1
vote
2answers
286 views

Was Xcode created with Xcode?

I don't want to get too philosophical here (like did God create God?), but how did Apple create Xcode? Would it have been possible for them to use Xcode to create Xcode? Or would they have to use ...
1
vote
1answer
354 views

How to check any undocumented methods provided by apple?

The following tools is provided by Apple dlopen dlsym objc_getClass sel_registerName objc_msgSend Those are listing Objective-C selectors, or strings. Objective-C selectors are stored in a special ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to utilize Xcode project & target to manage products?

At first, hopefully following terms project and product won't be confused. Traditionally, we used to have a code base, which usually was a main project. For our products, we created one project for ...
1
vote
3answers
672 views

What to do with .git folder and data in Xcode?

I am using Hg for my development. Recently, I upgraded to Lion and Xcode 4.2 and I have created a Xcode project in my source tree. The Xcode by default uses Git and created .git folder in the project ...
1
vote
1answer
147 views

Good example of gprof, for iOS project

The GNU profiler gprof, can be used to profile any application right on the device, allowing real world profiling. As Xcode 4.5 based on LLVM plus it has GNU Debugger, Profiler, and others. I need ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

External file (images, sounds) naming convention at Xcode

What is better naming conventions at Xcode regardng External File (images, sounds) etc? Is there any guideline from vendor Apple? As we store our projects at SVN, is there any complicity from Hosted ...
1
vote
1answer
421 views

Parallel computing using xcode

I'm making mandelbrot fractals in C using Xcode and I want to use parallel computing but everything I've tried so far doesn't work. Such as This Question and other how to guides. Whats the easiest way ...
1
vote
2answers
306 views

Can I develop OpenGL ES iPhone simple physics app with Xcode 3 in C++ without a GUI?

Can I develop OpenGL ES iPhone simple physics app with Xcode 3 in C++ without a GUI and Objective-C? So I don't need Cocoa and I don't need Objective-C?
0
votes
1answer
181 views

Is using non-standard single-line comments fine in C? [closed]

I noticed Visual C++ 2010 (my current environment) and XCode both allow non-standard single-line comments in my C programs. Since these are both my target platforms, I assume it's fine to use it? VC++ ...
0
votes
4answers
306 views

What can I do without the iPhone SDK and Xcode? [closed]

I want to develop an iPhone application, I do not have Xcode nor the iPhone SDK (nor a macbook but I plan to buy one). What could be done without those products? Edit: I intend to release it on ...
0
votes
1answer
514 views

Can I use Xcode 4.2?

Can I use the new Xcode 4.2 to make apps for older version of the iOS? Will they work? I like the new features like the Storyboard and Automatic Reference Counting.
0
votes
2answers
229 views

Ideas on the best way to structure my app in Xcode

I'd like my app to show locations of nearby restaurants, with different categories. It would have a screen with a button to select which categories should be shown. Depending on which button is ...
-1
votes
1answer
481 views

How to estimate effort required to convert a large codebase to another language/platform [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to estimate cost related to porting code from language A to language B? We have an MFC C++ program with around 200,000 lines of code in it. It's pretty much ...
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

What do I use to keep 3rd party components up to date in XCode instead of Maven? [closed]

My iOS apps include a bunch of open source and 3rd party components. If I was using Maven and Java, I would know how to easily update the build. Is there a similar toolchain for XCode?
-2
votes
0answers
26 views

What are all the items considered for unit testing in mobile applications? [closed]

Recently I moved to IOS development and starting to work on an existing project. Here I'm trying to do unit testing and I'm using xcode 5.1 as my IDE. Basically following is my exposure to unit ...
-3
votes
0answers
17 views

How do you set the text of a label to an array value on Xcode? [on hold]

I would like to set a value of my array to a label. Array declaration: // // ViewController.h // Cornell Notes // #import <UIKit/UIKit.h> @interface ViewController : UIViewController{ ...
-3
votes
0answers
16 views

Can not seem to download Command Line Tools for Mac OSX [closed]

I'm trying to download and install Command Line Tools for my Mac through Xcode, but it is not in the downloads section like youtube videos tell me to go. So, I manually download it and install it, and ...
-4
votes
0answers
16 views

I need to place each uipickerview in my app in separate file [closed]

I have 3 uipickers on the save view, my app works just fine but the code is so missy, there is anyway i can put each picker control on different implementation file.