Apple updates Xcode developer tools, come and get 'em!

Apple updates Xcode developer tools, come and get 'em!

Following Apple's release of iOS 7.1 on Monday, the company updated Xcode, its integrated development environment (IDE) for developers working on Mac and iOS applications. The new version, 5.1, is ready for download from the Mac App Store.

New to this release is an Auto Layout constraint inspector with support for all constraint types, Quick Look support in the debugger for custom object types, improved ability to resolve symbols in instruments, updates to the iOS standard architecture setting to include 64-bit, and other bug fixes and stability improvements.

Apple has also updated its command line developer tools for OS X Mavericks (to That's been posted as a separate update, also available for download through the Mac App Store.

Both downloads are free for registered developers.

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Peter Cohen

Mac Managing Editor of iMore and weekend Apple Product Professional at a local independent Apple reseller. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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Apple updates Xcode developer tools, come and get 'em!


Xcode 5 made Auto Layouts fairly easy, the only thing that was missing was a constraint inspector. So....thank you Apple for this nice upgrade.

Yeah it's too bad. A few years ago i wanted to try to learn to code for ios there xcode soley to make an app for myself but isn't available on windows. I looked at other options but decided it wasn't worth the time.

So you decided to hang out on Apple focused sites instead with all your free time?

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Let me know when Microsoft releases development tools that run on a Mac mmmkay? Or for that matter, totally free development tools.