What is New in XCODE 9?

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Many of the developers are eagerly waiting for new feature of xcode and the wait is over. Apple has released Xcode 9, the newest version of its free integrated development environment (IDE) for building iOS application. It offers several benefits to iOS app developers to make an app development process more efficient and faster. An Xcode 9, an effective integrated development. In this latest upgrade, it has introduced a new build system, a new source editor as well as Swift 4 language compatibility.

This latest version of Xcode offers a range of improvements that involves refactoring, debugging, GPU support as well as a super-fast search, new templates and many more. Mobile App Development Company focused on developing the advanced features that leads to growth worldwide. ARKit, a new framework in Xcode that allows you to easily create augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad For easy executing of app on the devices, as it tracks your movements with AR effects .The new features helps developers to make new app testing easily and get rid of the process to keep connecting their iOS device to a system using a USB cable.

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Features of XCODE 9

Xcode is complete tool used to create Apple watch, iPhone and Mac. The new Xcode editor has been re-written in Swift, which makes it much faster in a many of areas. IPhone App Development Company provides you with the latest version of Xcode with added new features. Overall improvement in the quality and new features makes easy to access. Here are some of the latest features include:


Refactoring build the editing experience easy for developer to manage the changes at one place. One can rename classes and methods, add missing protocols, extract local variables, convert files from if statement to switch statements, add missing override, wrap string in NSLocalizedString macro. Although there’s a long way for Xcode to offer advanced refactoring tools like JetBrains, it offers the most common features like adding code snippets, extracting methods and variables, and global renaming which works with Swift, Objective-C and even Storyboard files

Wireless Debugging

iOS devices and Apple TV can now be debugged via wireless debugging process. Wireless development also works in other apps, including Instruments, Accessibility Inspector, QuickTime Player, and Console. You simply have to click the ‘Connect via Network’ checkbox first time when you use a new iOS device, and that device will be available over the network from that point forward. Debug iOS and tvOS devices over WiFi or wired networks. iOS devices need to be plugged-in once to enable network debugging.


New Simulator app is upgraded with faster launch times and a new look. Simulator provides a Share Extension, Photos and videos are imported into the device photo library. Locations or pins from Maps app set the device’s simulated location. With Xcode 9, you can run multiple simulators at the same time. Easily launch Simulator from the command-line, even when driving multiple instances In addition, each simulator being resizable, it includes new bezel where you can simulate different hardware interactions that is not possible in the previous versions.

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Thread Checker.

Xcode 9 provides the Thread Checker as it is a standalone tool for Swift and C languages that detects invalid usage of AppKit, UIKit, and other APIs on a background thread. While updating UI on a thread other than the main thread is a common mistake that can result in missed UI updates, visual defects, data corruptions, and crashes.


Xcode 9 now connects easily with your GitHub account making it very easy to see a list of your existing projects, clone projects, manage branches, use tags, and work with remotes. With your GitHub account built into Xcode, the clone window shows all of your personal GitHub sources, as well as all the origins where you added a star. From this window, you can search all of GitHub and check out a project with just a click.

Source Navigator

Apple added a Source Control Navigator inside Xcode that offers working copies, details of branches, file changes etc. You can also do activities such as create branches. As a user of Atom and VSCode, having some sort of Source Control integration into the editor. It offers features such as dragging files between groups in the source navigator and moves the files in the file system, updates any associated SCM working copies, creating, renaming, and deleting groups now performs the corresponding changes in the connected directory in the file system. Changing an association to a file or group can now be done quickly by dragging and dropping the file or folder onto the “Location” section of the file inspector.



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  1. Great information. Since last week, I am gathering details about xcode experience. There are some amazing details on your blog which I didn’t know. Thanks.

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