Apple Xcode gives you the tools you need to create business applications for OSX and iOS computers and devices. You can also use to create powerful software products to sell. You’ll not learn computer programming in a day, but you can build your skills over time with a step-by-step practical approach that helps you quickly achieve results.
Getting Started with Xcode: Download and Install
Open App Store on your Mac computer and search for the free Xcode app using the search box in the upper-right corner of the window. You’ll see several applications that relate to Xcode, but you want to start with the Apple product.
Double-click the icon to install it.
Click the Open button to launch Xcode. The software will ask you to login with your Mac password. It also will give you the chance to enable developer mode on your machine. Doing so will avoid repeatedly needing to re-enter your password during the routine use of Xcode.
When Xcode opens, you’ll have three options:
- Get started with a playground.
- Create a new Xcode project.
- Check out an existing project.
We’re going to get started with Playground, a cool area where you can try things without creating too much of a mess.