Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Xcode provides developers a unified workflow for user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging. The Xcode IDE combined with the Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before.
Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, simulators, the latest SDKs, and hundreds of powerful features like interface Builder displays pixel-perfect UI for each target device and can edit at any zoom level. View debugging shows a 3D stack of all your app’s UI view layers at runtime. Assistant editors show content related to your primary task. Live Issues display errors as you type, and Fix-its can correct mistakes for you.
Compare CPU, disk, memory, and OpenGL performance as graphical tracks over time. Identify performance bottlenecks, then dive deep into the code to uncover the cause. Monitor your app directly, or sample the entire system, with very little overhead.
To test or deploy applications on an iOS device, Apple TV, or on Apple Watch all you need is a free Apple ID. To submit your apps to the App Store you must be a member of the Apple Developer Program. Continuous integration features require a current version of macOS Server.