January 7th, 2019
Xcode 10 lets you create a global .gitignore file so you don’t have to create a .gitignore file for each project you create. Go to Xcode’s Source Control Preferences and click the Git button in the preferences window. You most likely have an empty list of ignored files. Click the Add button to add files […]
December 9th, 2018
Xcode 10 removes support for Subversion. If you want to continue to use Subversion with Xcode, stick with Xcode 9. Alternatively, you can switch to git or use another tool for Subversion.
November 6th, 2018
In Xcode 10 you can tell Xcode to run your tests in random order. Open the scheme editor for your project and select the Test step. Click the Options button next to the test target to open a popover. Select the Randomize execution order checkbox to run your tests in random order.
October 29th, 2018
In Xcode 10 you no longer need to hold down the Option key to clean the build folder. You can just choose Product > Clean Build Folder.
October 24th, 2018
If you create a document-based app project in Xcode, select the app target in the project editor, and click the Info button, you will see sections for imported and exported UTIs. If you have any of the following questions: What is a UTI? When would I use an imported UTI? When would I use an […]
October 1st, 2018
In Xcode 10 projects use the new build system by default. If you want to use the legacy build system in a project, choose File > Project Settings. Choose Legacy Build System from the Build System menu.
September 27th, 2018
If your Xcode project is under version control, Xcode’s editor highlights the changes you make to the code. When you add or change code, Xcode places a blue bar on the left edge of the editor. Clicking the blue bar opens a popover to discard the change. For some reason you can’t commit changes from […]
September 20th, 2018
Xcode 10 improves version control support for Bitbucket and GitLab. You can add your Bitbucket and GitLab accounts to Xcode from Xcode’s Accounts preferences. Click the Add button to add an account. A sheet opens. Choose Bitbucket Cloud to add your Bitbucket account. Choose GitLab.com to add your GitLab account. Starting in Xcode 10 you […]
September 17th, 2018
In Xcode 10 the Library, where you access things like code snippets and user interface elements, is no longer in the lower right portion of the project window. The button to access the Library has been moved to the right side of the toolbar, next to the buttons to show the various editors. Click the […]
September 6th, 2018
If you have done any programming in Xcode, you have come across the following error message when building your project: Linker command failed with exit code 1. This error message is frustrating because it tells you nothing besides the fact the linker command failed. You want to know what the real error is so you […]