Download Xcode 6 GM - Grand Master

Along with Apple’s September 9th announcement for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, they announced the Xcode 6 GM Seed. 

This is the last beta version of Xcode 6, before the public release.

Download Xcode 6 today and you can create an app that you can submit to the App Store using Swift!

Swift 1.0

The new Swift programming language is also in it’s 1.0 GM state. It’s not final yet, and you’ll see some changes when Yosemite is launched this fall.

You’ll notice we’re using the word “GM”, not “final”. That’s because Swift will continue to advance with new features, improved performance, and refined syntax. In fact, you can expect a few improvements to come in Xcode 6.1 in time for the Yosemite launch. Because your apps today embed a version of the Swift GM runtime, they will continue to run well into the future.
— Apple Swift Blog

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Xcode 6 Beta is Slow to Open - Fix Gate Keeper Slowness with the Terminal

Xcode 6 Beta

Opening Xcode 6 Beta

After downloading Xcode following the previous Swift 1 - Download Xcode and start your first iPhone app tutorial, you are ready to open up Xcode.

If it’s slow to open a beta version of Xcode 6, the Mac app Gate Keeper is trying to make sure that the 5GB install is safe to use. It might take 1-2 hours to open Xcode beta the first time.

Mac Gate Keeper will scan Xcode 6 for 1-2 hours

Mac Gate Keeper will scan Xcode 6 for 1-2 hours

To speed it up, try this Terminal command. When you make apps or write code, it's good to become comfortable with the command line. You can open Terminal by pressed Command + Space

  1. Open Terminal (Command line on Mac)
  2. Press Command + Space to open Spotlight (Top right magnifying glass)

  3. Type Terminal and press return
  4. Type each line, followed by pressing return (after $ symbol)
cd /Applications
xattr -d com.apple.quarantine Xcode6-Beta7.app
The Terminal app on Mac. It's an amazing command line tool.

The Terminal app on Mac. It's an amazing command line tool.

Xcode 6 Beta will open much faster, and it won't be checking to make sure the file is safe.

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Swift 1 - Download Xcode and start your first iPhone app

Do you have an idea for an iPhone app?

How many days have you been alive? You can make an app for that!

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  1. Download Xcode 6 (2.5GB)
  2. Learn how Xcode works
  3. Make your first app

Download Xcode 6

Xcode is an app, like Word, that you use to make iPhone apps. It's an integrated development environment (IDE), which organizes your code files and image resources for your apps. It also has tools that allow you to track down and fix bugs (bugs mean 1 star reviews).

Download Xcode 6 from the Swift Developer website

After iOS 8 is released, you’ll be able to grab the latest copy from the Mac App Store.

What is Swift?

Swift is the new programming language from Apple, and it replaces the 31 year old language called Objective-C.

If you have never learned a programming language, or how to write code, Swift is the best place to start.

Swift runs your apps faster, it helps protect you from writing buggy code, and it requires less typing than Objective-C. Swift is the new standard for iOS apps. If you want to make apps for Apple’s ecosystem, you need to learn Swift now.

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