Alongside OS betas, Apple is launching Xcode 8 today which is in all-in one development suite for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and TV. The new IDE features extensions to customize the coding experience as well as runtime alerts, new Memory Debugger and accelerated Interface Builder. Developers can download the new Xcode from Apple’s developer portal.
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Apple has also dramatically improved code-signing, which was a huge pain point for developers. Here’s how Apple explains the new system — apparently everything is automatic.
Device setup and code signing are greatly simplified, while providing more control when you need it. The new automatically managed code signing generates all the assets you need to properly sign, provision, and run your apps on a connected Apple device. Simply choose your team and Xcode does the rest. You also have the option of hand-picking your provisioning profiles and setting up the signing process for each build configuration. If you run into any issues, improved error messages and logs are available in the Report Navigator. And if you have multiple Macs, Xcode will automatically generate a unique development certificate for each Mac.
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