Welcome to Xcode

This lesson will provide you with an introduction to Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment for app creation on all of its platforms. You’ll begin the lesson with a step-by-step guide on downloading and installing Xcode on your Mac. Next will be a tour of the Xcode interface so you can recognize its main parts and how they’re used. You’ll also gain an understanding of the various files that make up a typical iOS project. Finally, you’ll create a basic iOS app in Xcode and build and run it using an iOS simulator.

By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the different components of the Xcode interface and describe their basic functions.
  • Understand the Xcode workflow.
  • Create, build, and run a simple iOS app in Xcode.
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