Today Apple released its development tools for Mac OS X with the release of the Xcode 4.2. With all these launches we are not surprised to see a new development tool that is also added to the App Stores and can also be downloaded from the Apple developer website.
You can now get your free copy of the Xcode 4.2 which supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and iOS 5 by clicking on the two links that are in the paragraph above which will either take you to the Apple’s App Store or the the Apple developer website. Which ever you prefer.
You may ask what has changed in this new version? Well we as always have the answer for you.
The new version:
- Includes in it SDKs for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and iOS 5
- The storyboards let you design multiple iOS screens, and also lets you define the segues among them
- Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), which saves you from manually managing retain or release
- The iCloud entitlements can be automatically enabled for Mac and also iOS apps
- OpenGL ES Debugger graphically analyzes your OpenGL scene directly within the IDE
- Apple LLVM compiler supports C++11 features and the LLVM libc++ standard library
- The previous iOS Simulators and device debugging symbols are downloaded on-demand
Other Xcode updates:
- Interface Builder support for Auto Layout and new Aqua controls such as NSPopover
- It accommodates full screen support in work space, project, and organizer windows
- The project editor is able to validate and resolve out of date build settings
- Its behaviors can be customized and assigned to unique key bindings
- Source control enhancements to pushing, pulling, and management of remote servers
- It has assistant editor support for display of generated assembly and previously processed output
- Finally, additional bug fixes and stability improvements