Xcode 10: Create Global Git Ignore File

January 7th, 2019

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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 […]


Xcode 10: Subversion Support Removed

December 9th, 2018

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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.


Xcode 10: Running Tests in Random Order

November 6th, 2018

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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.


Xcode 10: Clean Build Folder

October 29th, 2018

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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.


Xcode 10: Projects Use New Build System

October 1st, 2018

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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.


Xcode 10: See Changed Code in Editor

September 27th, 2018

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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 […]


Xcode 10: Improved Bitbucket and GitLab support

September 20th, 2018

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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 […]


Xcode 10: Library Moved to Toolbar

September 17th, 2018

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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 […]


Resources for Creating Custom Instruments with Xcode 10

June 11th, 2018

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At WWDC 2018 Apple unveiled improved support for creating custom instruments for Instruments. The following list contains helpful resources from Apple on how to create custom instruments: The Creating Custom Instruments WWDC video is the best guide currently available for creating custom instruments. The Measuring Performance Using Logging WWDC video shows how to use logging […]