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What’s new in Xcode 10? How is it helping iOS App Developers?

by Anshul S. Business Marketing

Xcode is a developer toolset that is used for creating the application for Apple TV, IPad, iPhone, Mac. In Xcode development, various things are included such as Instruments analysis tool, Simulator, and the OS frameworks in the form of tvOS SDKs, watchOS SDKs, iOS SDKs, and macOS SDK. There is no doubt in saying Xcode is fully advantageous for mobile app developers through which they can build highly functional and responsive applications for the entire Apple platforms.

Supported Configurations

1. It requires a Mac that is running on macOS 10.13.

2. It includes SDK for iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tv OS 12.

3. It supports multiple concurrent versions of the Xcode app and any of them is associated to tools such as Simulator.

4. It can coexist with previous versions of Xcode.

Let’s have a look at the distinguished features of Xcode 10 –

When we talk about Xcode 10, then it involves some amazing features such as enhanced appearance in new Dark Mode on macOS Mojave, improved source code editor that simplifies the process of code transformation, view the transition taking place in source control along with the line. With the help of customizable idea and data analysis, we can easily develop our own instrument. If you are using Xcode 10 then team bonding will become strong, securer and testing suites also get accelerated.

The Dark Mode

When you code in Xcode, the macOS Mojave offers a new dark interface so that you can easily shift to the dark mode using system preferences. No doubt the idea of introducing dark mode is to make your work more interesting and revolutionize mobile app development services. This is because the whole interface gets converted into dark including the icons, the fonts, and the contrasting colors. It provides app developers robust tools through which they can build the dark apps for the macOS. Besides this, they can also get adequate support from the Interface Builder.

Instantly Swift Source Code Editor

The latest version of Xcode offers the facility of the fastest source code editor that has made the text scrolling more seamless, specifically when involved with the editing the source files. It is important to note down that you have employed the command-click for selecting the whole structure and then transform the various programming languages such as Swift, C, Objective C, C++ etc.

Debugging the Tools

Xcode offers you debugging tools through that allow you to make a selection between the light and dark mode of the interface. Besides this, you can also make the changes in the facade of MacOS runtime.

Testing in Xcode 10

Xcode 10 helps in conducting the parallel test that helps you to run the tests separately.  Besides this, parallel tests help a great deal for iOS and tvOS MacOS unit tests and user interface testing as well.  After that, you can set the next target by choosing the best options.

Playground for Machine Learning

REPL is an interesting programming language that accepts single user inputs and returns the exact result to the user. The other method is tying the shift-return for running the code. For this, you have to import the option Create ML framework to guide the new models and then go for code writing for testing the model in the playground itself. When you finish this task, drag your model into the application.

Creating apps at a faster pace

Xcode 10 is an advanced version of programming language through which iOS app developers can build applications at a faster pace.  As its compilation is quick so iOS developers can deliver the project within the deadline. Besides this, it also helps in other functions such as such as editing and testing the codes and checking the speed of workflow for every day.

Asset Catalog

It is quite interesting that Xcode offers support to vary your color assets and images. Moreover, you have triple options including the light, dark and high contrast to select from on macOS 10.14 or the higher versions. Besides this, you can also get support for the CarPlay and ARKit 3D ARReferenceObject assets.

Distribution and Notarized

Xcode has Developer ID Distribution that helps you to upload the apps to Apple for being notarized. Before choosing this option, you have to create an archive and choose to “Distribute to App”.

Source Control

You can get the support from different source code collaboration such as Github Enterprise, Gitlab.com, Gitlab Self Hosted, Bitbucket server, and Bitbucket Cloud.

Wrapping Up

In the present era of technology, Apple has always been innovative and strives hard to upgrade the technology.  Xcode 10 is proving extremely advantageous for iOS developers as it helps them to develop the iOS apps more conveniently. There is no doubt in saying that Xcode comes with a number of improved features that will make your job easier and you would certainly enjoy your work.


About Anshul S. Freshman   Business Marketing

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