Friday, 20 May 2011

Alternative to Xcode for Mac development

Whilst on the subject of what JetBrains is up to, I recently learned that they are working on an alternative to Apple’s Xcode for Mac programmers who are building OS X and iOS applications in Objective-C.

AppCode is still under development, and an EAP (Early Access Program) is available. AppCode being pushed as an alternative to the Apple IDE, with various refactorings and active code analysis and intelligent Code Completion, as well as a debugger.

This will likely appeal to developers who have used JetBrains ReSharper in Microsoft Visual Studio but are expanding over to the Mac world to develop Mac or iPhone applications.