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Linux Programming Features for the XCODE’s New 4.1 Version

XCODE 4 is the newest and most up to date version of Apple’s integrated development environment, or IDE, which is a multifaceted set of tools for building Mac iOS and OS X applications. The new Linux programming tools that come with the IDE consist of a highly sophisticated graphical UI editor and an improved source editor. With these and many other features, Linux is helping to better identify mistakes in both logic and syntax, and will suggest fixes that need to be made as well.

New Features and How they are Being Applicated

With the addition of features such as better support for Mac and other enhancements, Linux programming tools and features are helping to improve work efficiency and optimum output while keeping the overall work process as simplified as its predecessor versions. Some of the improved features for XCODE 4.1 that are helping with real world problems include:

  • Project Modernization – This feature offers an easier way to ensure that projects conform to latest tests and practices.
  • Default Compiler – This provides better optimization and code generation than GCC, while still being source compatible with GCC.
  • Custom Behaviors – By enabling Linux to either run script or perform other actions with a large number of triggers, XCODE can greatly expand the power of its behaviors.
  • Preprocessor and Assembly Outputs – This feature allows the assembly output to receive a set of instructions that  is generated by the preprocessor output, allowing for the evaluation of directives in the source code.
  • Autolayout – This completely replace the autoresizing mask, with the ability to make any changes to any control or view while in the Interface Builder. The builder will then add or remove any constraints based upon the new layout and scheme.
  • Mac OS X Application Sandbox – This feature enforces restrictions, or entitlements, on how the system can interact with applications. This also enhances security for users because applications are harder to compromise.
  • Debugger Disassembly – The ability to select the content that is viewed when debugging is provided with this feature.
  • Git Remote Management – This feature greatly increases Linux’s ability to be used for source management.
  • In Place Snapshot Restoration – While snapshots could not be restored with the 4.0 version, the 4.1 version allows for snapshots to be automatically restored within the current view.
  • Scheme and Run Destination Selection – In order to provide a greater ability to select each destination separately, the pop up menu has been changed to a path control, creating easier program operation.
  • Interface Builder Plugin Support – This is simply an updated version of XCODE 3 with all files being more edit and command friendly.

With these new features, it is easy to see that Linux is improving worker efficiency and output while creating an easy to use virtual environment.

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