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Xcode Build Insights: Keep track of project compilation times

Xcode Build Insights lets you keep track of compilation times to ensure your project doesn't suddenly become slow to build. You're likely building your project tens of times per day, so compilation times that become slower can significantly impact your overall productivity. While Xcode keeps a history of your builds, ...
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Solve Missing API declaration using required reason (ITMS-91053)

Apps submitted to the App Store must define API declarations using the required reasons. Apps that don't will be rejected until they do. This requirement counts for APIs declared in your app's code and third-party libraries. For the latter, you might be dependent on the library maintainers. While Apple provides ...
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Symbolicate crash logs with Xcode

When you receive an unreadable crash report, you can symbolicate crash logs with the help of Xcode. As a developer, it's essential to identify symbols and ensure you can fix a crash that potentially affects many of your app's users. Many of us will benefit from an online platform like ...
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RocketSim 12.0: Builds Apps Faster

RocketSim is a developer tool that gives your Xcode Simulator extra functionalities to increase day-to-day development productivity. A floating window becomes visible next to your active Simulator to provide additional functionalities while not too intrusive. Some significant features include recordings with touches, audio, and bezels, location simulation, Simulator airplane mode, ...
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Build performance analysis for speeding up Xcode builds

Build performance can be analyzed in Xcode to speed up your builds. This can quickly speed up your workflow and save a lot of time during the day for all developers working on the project. Slow builds often distract us as they enable us to focus on distractions like social ...
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Xcode Debug Console Tour: Exploring All Options

The Xcode Debug Console allows you, as a developer, to explore logs and debug issues with your apps. All your logs will be printed out, and you can interact with the LLDB debugger as soon as your app pauses manually or due to a breakpoint. Xcode 15 introduced a new ...
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Localization testing in Xcode

Localization testing becomes vital if your apps are localized in multiple languages. You want to ensure your UI looks good in each language, making you repeatedly run your app in each locale. Some words are different in length depending on the language, making it crucial to verify your interfaces. Xcode ...
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#Preview SwiftUI Views using Macros

Starting with Xcode 15 and Swift 5.9, you can create previews for your SwiftUI view using the new #preview Macro. The macro replaces the PreviewProvider protocol that required us to define previews within a static computed property. Swift 5.9 also introduced Macros, the concept behind this new hashtag attribute. I ...
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Xcode Bookmarks: Save code landmarks & organize tasks

Xcode Bookmarks were introduced during WWDC 2023 as part of the significant Xcode 15 release. They are a new feature that allows you to save quick links to code you want to revisit. Doing so allows you to save code landmarks and organize tasks you have to fulfill. You can ...
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Running Xcode on top of iPad

Using the latest Xcode 14.3 and the iPad Pro (12.9 Inch) with iOS 16.4 beta, I've been able to run Xcode on top of the iPad Simulator. Running apps from Xcode will run on this Simulator directly, and debugging works as usual. The window might be small, but reading most ...
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Xcode Simulator Directories Exploration

Xcode Simulator directories allow you to find related files for your app. Unlike on a real device, you can access all folders that represent the app your building. Exploring those directories allows you to debug and optimize accordingly. Whether you're debugging storage issues, optimizing app binary size, or looking to ...
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