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Apple's new integrated development environment—Xcode—is designed to keep you waiting less and coding more. Apple's ground-breaking new approach to developer productivity streamlines your most common and time-consuming tasks by fusing familiar user interface concepts with a unique mix of performance technologies.

The Xcode Tools include the Xcode IDE, Interface Builder, gcc compilers—with an enhanced version of gcc 3.3—the gdb debugger, and AppleScript Studio. Also included in the package are command line development tools and utilities, as well as a comprehensive set of performance analysis and optimization tools.

News and Updates
WWDC 2004 Conference Session Descriptions Now Available
Attendees of the Development Tools track will explore the Xcode tools in depth and will receive guidance on transitioning to Xcode as well as advanced techniques for using the tools to take development to the next level. [Mar 29 2004]
Ninth Annual Apple Design Awards
Apple is accepting submissions for the Ninth Annual Apple Design Awards, which recognize excellence in Application Software, QuickTime Content, and new for 2004 -- Performance Demos. [Mar 29 2004]
ADC Reference Library
The new ADC Reference Library is a key developer support tool. It integrates the core ADC technical resources — Documentation, Technical Notes, Sample Code, Release Notes, and Technical Q&As — and adds a highly functional interface that supports filtering, sorting, and browsing. Learn more about how to use it. [Mar 17 2004]
Getting Started with Tools
This new document provides a guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Mac OS X developer tools. [Mar 17 2004]
OpenGL Tools for Serious Graphics Development
Apple's best-of-breed OpenGL tools help developers locate, analyze and debug graphics bottlenecks, making the Macintosh a uniquely powerful platform for OpenGL development. [Feb 02 2004]
Technical Resources
Xcode Tools Available
Apple's Xcode Tools are included with every copy of Mac OS X v10.3 Panther and available for download through the ADC Member Site.

NOTE - Xcode Update 1.1: The Xcode 1.1 update is available for download and via Software Update, providing overall stability and performance enhancements to Xcode IDE, as well as improvements to debugging, workflow, the Xcode build system and CodeSense. Please see the Read Me document and Release Notes available on the Download Software section of the ADC Member Site for full information. It is strongly recommended for all Xcode developers.

NOTE - Xcode Tools 1.1: The Xcode Tools 1.1 release is a complete installation of the Xcode development tools. It includes an enhanced version of the Xcode IDE as well as updates to several additional development tools, documentation and SDKs. It can be used to upgrade any existing installation of Xcode 1.x. Xcode Tools 1.1 is a full CD disk image available from the ADC Download site. Please see the Read Me document and Release Notes available on the Download Software section of the ADC Member Site for full information.

NOTE - Xcode 1.1 Assembly Rule: The Xcode 1.1 build system does not include a rule to allow processing of ".s" assembly language files by default. The "Xcode 1.1 Assembler Rule" package has been provided to provide this capability. Installation and use instructions is provided with the download. This package is available on the Download Software section of the ADC Member Site.

Optimizing with Shark: Big Payoff, Small Effort
Spend a few hours with the Shark performance tool to realize significant performance improvements in your application. This article guides you through the sampling of a real application with Shark and shows where and how to optimize it quickly.
Switching from CodeWarrior to Xcode
Read this article to learn about using Xcode to import your projects from CodeWarrior, enabling you to utilize everything that Mac OS X has to offer.
Tools Documentation
Detailed online documentation for all of Apple's Developer Tools technologies. Much of the material is available in both HTML and PDF.
Using Xcode Tools for Rapid Development
Luxology, LLC uses the new features in Apple's Xcode Tools such as Zero Link, Fix and Continue, and Smart Groups to speed development and optimize their 3D content creation tools for the Power Mac G5.
Tools from Other Companies
The Macintosh Products Guide has a nearly exhaustive, searchable listing of developer tools for the Macintosh platform. Don't see your company's tool listed? You can submit your product online for free.
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