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18 September 2020

Integrated development environment (IDE) for OS X.

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piquadratpi2
23 September 2019
Version: 11.0

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Many improvements and updates to the newest versions. A great application!
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kosayemwenre
15 September 2020
Version: 11.7
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vandelft
29 July 2020
Version: 11.6
Hello guys, i’m starting on xcode and i am having a problem. When i run the simulator with anything writen it changes it to hello world. Any thoughts???? Thanks
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fionapearce93
30 April 2020
Version: 11.4.1
I can’t download Xcode. Please help. I have updated my MacBook Pro 2012 to the Catalina 10.15.4 On the App Store when I try to download it will get to the end of download and then stops and says ‘unable to download please try again later’. I’ve tried 3 times now and still won’t download.
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Aapple
26 March 2020
Version: 11.4
Version 11.4 is only for 10.15+ (Catalina)
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anastasiiatorbunova
11 February 2020
Version: 11.3.1
Press download button and nothing happen. How can I download it?
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martinezmferchito95
25 January 2020
Version: 11.3.1
where is the link?
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ocean442
15 November 2019
Version: 11.2.1
Xcode's tab/window/file logic is rather weird, if you compare it to other IDEs, but once you get used to it (or around it...), writing apps is a breeze.
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piquadratpi2
23 September 2019
Version: 11.0
Many improvements and updates to the newest versions. A great application!
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anonymous-boar-3802
17 April 2019
Version: 10.2
Can't update it. macOS Mojave Version 10.14.4
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Phoenixdownunder
27 March 2019
Version: 10.2
Xcode 10.2 doesn't run in Mac OS High Sierra. Crap service Apple.
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dr-mahmoud010
15 January 2019
Version: 10.1
Very useful
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4.5
evilinstone
19 September 2018
Version: 10.0
Rebase. Diff highlighting and many other improvement.
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4.5
brantscales
13 February 2018
Version: 9.2
very intuitive to use
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WorkBuyConsumeDie
03 May 2016
Version: 7.3.1
Dear Apple, thanks for not waiting for 10.11.5 to secure devs on OSX and provide git 2.7.4 now.
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OhEssex
21 March 2016
Version: 7.3
Four Point Eight Seven Giga Bytes... There's no way to incrementally update this thing?
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Aster0id
23 September 2015
Version: 7.0
iOS必备开发工具, 官方IDE. 不需要解释
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vipicon
07 April 2015
Version: 6.2
No Xcode, no iOS App!
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4.5
sketchdesigner
07 April 2015
Version: 6.2
What should i say? If you develop app for app, you use xcode.
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Geekkkker
07 April 2015
Version: 6.2
It is my arm! I can't fight without it!
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Brian Kendig
24 October 2013
Version: 5.0.1
Is there any way to upgrade Xcode 5.0 to 5.0.1 without re-downloading the whole thing?
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Myjsm
20 September 2013
Version: 5.0
Error in requirements, Xcode now needs Mountain Lion version 10.8.4, not Lion.
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sjk
18 September 2013
Version: 5.0
I'm currently unable to download Command Line Tools using a free developer AppleID that successfully downloaded pre-5.0 versions.
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SickTeddyBear
27 May 2013
Version: 4.6.2
FYI for anyone looking to obtain Xcode 4.2 for Snow Leopard, but you don't have a paid developer account: http://macintouch.com/readerreports/development/index.html#d26may2013
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Macinman
01 February 2013
Version: 4.6
Hey all, I'm having a strange error, with installing xcode documentation. I have Xcode 4.6 and when i click to install documentation sets i'll get the error unable to expand documentation doc set, for whatever doc set it is. I can't seem to resolve this, or find a manual way of installing to get around this. Could some one shed some light please? Google hasn't been much help here either. Currently i'm repairing disk permissions to see if there is an issue there, as far as an issue such as disk i/o errors, my hard drive doesn't report any problems with any of the tools i've used to test for damage.
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Awado
29 January 2013
Version: 4.6
Just a minor hint: I had a lot of crashes with a small project. Turned off "Auto layout" and the crashes went away. At a first glance it seemed as if the project file was corrupt, but it wasn't.
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4.5
manleyPower
29 January 2013
Version: 4.6
I can't understand all the negative reviews. Have you ever used Eclipse or AppCode? Those are really ugly Apps and while Eclipse or VisualStudio might have some more features, XCode is way easier to use and to learn. Those who have adopted to any of the PC IDEs will always hate XCode, but for those who are new to programming, I can tell you: There is no easier IDE than XCode. You will find your way very quickly. After all, for me XCode rarely crashes (since 4.5) and I use it full time each day.
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Uniquepito
29 January 2013
Version: 4.6
- Code completion heuristics are more accurate, and use an optimized default data set. - New compiler warnings help identify potential bugs when using ARC and weak references. And I say: Finally!!!
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Macinman
03 November 2012
Version: 4.5.2
Hey guys, I've been able to update xcode on lion regularly until 4.5.2. I only have one apple ID which is itunes icloud and mac app store. I have xcode 4.5.1 installed on lion 10.7.5 and the app store doesn't show xcode 4.5.2 as an available update. When I go to the purchases section xcode shows that it needs to be updated, however when I click, the app store thinks xcode was purchased on a different account, and refuses to update. Is there a fix for this, so i don't have to do the whole download again from scratch? thanks.
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rkey77
20 September 2012
Version: 4.5
Sweet IDE (S - Integrated Developer Environment) funny thing: most of the things I thought Xcode does wrong was my own misunderstanding. for example, thinking that code-completion could work when I'm not in the right context (forgot a bracket or whatever). Haha ! As Xcode may change over time - like technology does (and hopefully the human mind too) - you have to change with it. If you can't do that you end up in complaining instead of flowing with it. It has changed so many times I can't count it! No problem, just give me a heads-up (please). Of course I don't have zig millions of source code to maintain.
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Gobra
29 August 2012
Version: 4.4.1
Worst IDE ever. Really. Since the update to the XCode 4 (forced, to be honestly), I'm not coding my apps, I'm FIGHTING. Everyday I'm fighting with all the issue this crapy IDE has: with the syntax highlight being turned off occasionally, with the autocomplete disappearing, with the crashes, crashes and crashes everywhere, with the UI being changed a little bit with every freaking update, that are actually issued twice a month. I have to force myself to work, every single day - just because I HATE this damn XCode. I never had that much bad emotions with XCode3, although it was pretty weak as IDE comparing to, let's say, Visual Studio. Damn, and there is no alternative, actually!
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Snowlprd
07 August 2012
Version: 4.4.1
New command-line tools are also available at https://developer.apple.com/downloads/
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MacBunny
23 July 2012
Version: 4.3.3
The code editor is horrible, just horrible! I've migrated to AppCode.
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the-skippy
09 May 2012
Version: 4.3.2
UI is really complex compared to Xcode 3. You can configure it to not do the more stupid things, but it should be by default. It doesn't feel like an Apple app, more like something that has not really been thought about properly. The interface builder is much better though.
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DevTools-Inc-
22 March 2012
Version: 4.3.2
Still no GCC > v4.2.1, such as GCC v4.7. Apple seems to prefer clang.llvm.org (see OS X 10.8).
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Psychos
08 March 2012
Version: 4.3.1
More buggy update fun...just when I thought 4.3.1 had cleanly updated, I noticed that the *documentation* for the iOS 5.1 SDK didn't install, with an error icon instead. (It gives me an "access denied for download" error if I retry.) The rest of my components and documentation updated fine after entering my login info... This isn't even the SDK (that's included in the base update), but just the documentation for it! Guess I'll try installing that package again in a day or two and see if it works then. I bet someone at Apple just screwed up the permissions on their servers, since it's a new package and not just an update.
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SickTeddyBear
19 February 2012
Version: 4.3
OK, let's see now: 1. Xcode 4.3 can co-exist with previous versions of Xcode. I suggest that you do NOT uninstall the old version, until major issues have been resolved with this one. 2. Xcode 4.3 does NOT have to live in the /Applications directory. You can place it anywhere. You can put it in a separate directory along with all the optional downloadable utilities. There is no need to clutter your /Applications directory. 3. Xcode 4.3 does not have to be downloaded from the Mac App Store. You can also download it using a free developer account from connect.apple.com . 4. It is recommended that you install the commandline tools using the separate installer available from connect.apple.com, rather than from within the Xcode program. 5. After you've installed the commandline tools and decided where you want to place Xcode 4.3, run the following command in terminal to insure that the proper path is set (change the path accordingly if you've installed it somewhere else): sudo xcode-select -switch /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer Check to make sure the path is set correctly by running this command: xcode-select -print-path && xcodebuild -version The output should look like this: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer Xcode 4.3 Build version 4E109
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Ocd
17 February 2012
Version: 4.3
Have the people at Apple's Xcode group all had lobotomies?? Why didn't they package all the developer tools and utilities with the update to v4.3 ?? Instead, you now have to use the the ever-so lame App Store to update Xcode, and then you have to go to the developer site, login and individually download and install all the updated tools and utilities. What were they thinking?? Where's the logic here? Argh!
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Libertyforall1776
17 February 2012
Version: 4.3
Well how stupid is that? The App Store was "supposed to make our lives easier", yet the updates tab does not even reflect this update in the App Store! Fail IMHO!
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SickTeddyBear
16 February 2012
Version: 4.3
Has anyone tested whether the new Xcode works OK with package managers such as MacPorts, Fink, Pkgsrc, Homebrew, Prefix, etc?
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Psychos
16 February 2012
Version: 4.3
Well, Xcode 4.3 is certainly a nice step as far as the packaging and update process go. The new self-contained Xcode.app is 1.6GB now; the old /Developer folder it moved to the trash was 7.2GB! This is because they don't force as many components on you...components for backwards compatibility, etc, are now optional installs. I'm not sure I like all my dev tools/documentation/etc living in /Applications though, but I'll take it over the old method, especially with delta updates supposedly enabled now.
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SickTeddyBear
01 December 2011
Version: 4.2.1
A reminder: You can usually find the latest version of Xcode available for standard download, two weeks after it's made available via the MAS. Just go to connect.apple.com and login (you may need to create a FREE developer account first). Then search for "Xcode 4". Note that this is only for Lion. Access to Xcode 4 for Snow Leopard requires a PAID developer account.
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sjk
19 November 2011
Version: 4.2.1
@macguitar tweeted (https://twitter.com/#!/macguitar/status/137696542994862080): ProTip: Update to Xcode 4.2.1 or your App Store binaries will likely get rejected with an "Invalid Binary" error *after* you submit.
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Xplicit
18 November 2011
Version: 4.2.1
Not only is the updating process via AppStore total rubbish but the memory leaks in Interface Builder are unpleasant and embarrassing.
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Phoenixdownunder
17 November 2011
Version: 4.2.1
This AppStore update process is just rubbish. 18Gb for a few bug fixes. Also is the updating process stops downloading for some reason, AppStore Update restarts at the beginning!!! Apple, this is rubbish.
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Psychos
17 November 2011
Version: 4.2.1
Ugh, a 1.8GB download for a few bugfixes. What ever happened to delta updates, Apple? The App Store still doesn't display this under "Updates" for me, so I had to click install from the download list. I don't mind a large download when it's a real update, but this is a bug fix!
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Cgc
04 November 2011
Version: 4.2
I bought XCode 4 for $5 when it was released and used it in OSX 10.6 but after I reinstalled 10.6 and Apple updated XCode to 4.2 I can't DL it. I'm told it's 10.7 only...WTF Apple?
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Psychos
13 October 2011
Version: 4.2
Doesn't show up in "Updates" in the App Store yet, even though it shows up under "Purchased." I'd just download it from its regular page, but there are several reports of installation problems on the App Store comments, making me hesitant to update yet.
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SickTeddyBear
07 October 2011
Version: 4.1.1
FYI, if you don't want to use the app store to download Xcode, you can once again do it the old fashioned way by going to: https://developer.apple.com/downloads/ Then logging in with your Apple ID and password. Just search do a search for "Xcode 4.1" and you're good to go.
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Alamak
05 August 2011
Version: 4.1.1
OS X Lion and Xcode 4 are great, i.m.o. - But how can I stop a download I've already started in the AppStore? - I appreciate the fact that Xcode is free again, but I do not like to be forced to use the AppStore for updates like this.
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Hauslendale
05 August 2011
Version: 4.1.1
Are you kidding me, another 3GB (APP STORE) download just for an update. This is getting out of control. After 26 years of use, I will say Apple you are starting to suck!!! This crapy (APP STORE) plus the release of the crapy Lion OS X 10.7. When will you get your sh** together. It all feels cheap and bloated....
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