New Course: Xcode Tips and Tricks

Caroline Begbie

Xcode Tips and Tricks

In June, Apple announced a lot of exciting and long-awaited updates to Xcode’s developer tools. To tide you over until Apple’s September event and the official release of Xcode 9, I’ve been working on a brand new course to help you supercharge your Xcode skills. Today, I’m happy to release Xcode Tips and Tricks, ready for Xcode 9 and iOS 11!

This 10-part course will cover everything from Breakpoints to Workspaces. You’ll discover a wealth of new information about Xcode, all while using relevant keyboard shortcuts to speed up everyday tasks.

Let’s take a look at what’s inside:

Video 1: Introduction (Free!)

This video will introduce you to the topics covered in the course and how they will improve your Xcode proficiency.

Video 1: Introduction

Video 2: Keyboard Shortcuts

Being able to navigate your project with keyboard shortcuts is your best road to proficiency in Xcode. In this video you’ll learn the most-used shortcuts.

Video 2: Keyboard Shortcuts

Video 3: Preferences and Editing

Learn how to refactor code, use Markdown for README files and create custom file headers.

Video 3: Preferences and Editing

Video 4: Workspaces and Frameworks

Find out how to manage project dependencies with workspaces. You’ll also create a reusable framework for a checkbox control.

Video 4: Workspaces and Frameworks

Video 5: Schemes and Targets

Manage building your projects using schemes, configurations and targets. You’ll create a lite version of the sample app in a new target.

Video 5: Schemes and Targets

Video 6: Storyboards and Visual Debugging (Free!)

Learn how to control complex storyboards with storyboard references. You’ll also debug the sample app using the visual debugger.

Video 6: Storyboards and Visual Debugging

Video 7: Breakpoints

Go beyond debugging basics using breakpoints. Find out how to use exception breakpoints to your advantage.

Video 7: Breakpoints

Video 8: Code Snippets

Create a library of code snippets which you can use for general coding or for giving presentations. You’ll also complete a fun quiz using code snippets.

Video 8: Code Snippets

Video 9: Behaviors

Set up your perfect coding environment using behaviors and tabs. Learn how to create a script to open a Terminal window at the project folder.

Video 9: Behaviors

Video 10: Conclusion

Review what you learned in the course and discover where you can learn more.

Video 10: Conclusion

Where To Go From Here?

Want to check out the course? You can watch two of the videos for free:

  • Video 1: Introduction is available today.
  • Video 6: Storyboards and Visual Debugging will be released next week.

The rest of the course is for raywenderlich.com subscribers only. Here’s how you can get access:

  • If you are a raywenderlich.com subscriber: You can access the first two parts of Xcode Tips and Tricks. today, and the rest will be coming out over the next two weeks.
  • If you are not a subscriber yet: What are you waiting for? Subscribe now to get access to our new Xcode Tips and Tricks course and our entire catalog of over 500 videos.

There’s much more in store for raywenderlich.com subscribers – if you’re curious, you can check out our full schedule of upcoming courses.

I hope you enjoy our new course, and stay tuned for many more new courses and updates to come! :]

Caroline Begbie

I’m an indie iOS developer. When I’m not developing, I’m playing around with 2D and 3D animation software, or learning Arduino and electronics.
In my past I’ve taught the elderly how to use their computers, done marionette shows for pre-schools, and created accounting and stock control systems for mining companies.

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