Xcode 9: New Build System

September 21st, 2017

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Xcode 9 provides a preview of a new build system that has been built from scratch in Swift. The new build system is supposed to be faster and more reliable. To use the new build system in one of your projects, you must enable the new build system for that project. Choose File > Project […]


Xcode 9: Cocoa Xib File Projects Return

September 19th, 2017

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Xcode 8.3 removed the Use Storyboards checkbox for new Cocoa application projects. The checkbox has returned in Xcode 9 so you can choose whether to use storyboards or xib files for your project’s user interface.


Xcode 9: Swift Refactoring

September 18th, 2017

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Xcode 9 adds Swift refactoring support, something Swift developers have been asking for since Swift’s introduction. Choose Editor > Refactor to access the refactoring options. Xcode 9 has the following refactoring options: Rename Extract function Extract method Extract variable Extract all occurrences Add missing abstract class overrides Add missing protocol requirements Add missing switch cases […]


Xcode 9: Improved GitHub Support

September 15th, 2017

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Xcode 9 makes it easier to work with GitHub. Start by adding your GitHub account to Xcode. Go to Xcode’s Accounts preferences, click the Add button, and choose GitHub to add your GitHub account. Once you add your GitHub account to Xcode, you can go to any GitHub repository and clone the project in Xcode […]


Xcode 9: Source Control Navigator

September 13th, 2017

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Xcode moved the branching version control operations to the source control navigator, whose button is next to the project navigator. The source control navigator shows your local branches, tags, and remote branches. Selecting a branch shows the commit history for the branch. Double-clicking a commit shows the changes you made in that commit. Select a […]