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Learning iOS 8 Game Development Using Swift by Siddharth Shekar

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Chapter 3. An Introduction to Xcode

In the last chapter, we saw the Playground tool. It's a simple tool to test your code, but if you want to actually create an application and run it on a device or publish and distribute it through the Mac or iOS App Store, you need to create an Xcode project.

In this chapter, we will take a tour of Xcode. We will take a detailed look at the interface, create a very basic "Hello World" application, and make it run on the simulator and later on the device.

We will be covering the following topics extensively in this chapter:

  • Xcode application types
  • The Xcode interface
  • Running the app on the device

Xcode application types

Xcode comes with some predefined application types for creating some specific types of applications. ...

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