Category Archives: Tips’n'Tricks

GitHub right in your IDE

Collaborative coding and versioning are essential for software projects. Like many others JetBrains IDEs AppCode supports a variety of Version Control Systems including Mercurial, CVS, Git, Subversion and TFS. Actions that users are provided with in various VCS tools are … Continue reading

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More than Objective-C IDE

AppCode is known as an intelligent Objective-C IDE that helps iOS/OS X developers create outstanding apps with ease and pleasure. It provides you with all the advantages of coding assistance, refactorings, project navigation, code analysis and more. But did you … Continue reading

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AppCode inspections for your code perfection

AppCode helps you keep your code accurate and clean and does so as you type so you don’t need to interrupt your coding process. This is what the inspection mechanism is about. If you’re not familiar with this mechanism, you … Continue reading

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Find Usages: no place for symbols to hide

Find Usages lets you quickly see all the places where a symbol (class, method, property, variable, etc.) is used. Unlike textual search, Find Usages in AppCode works on the semantic level and shows you actual usages, not just text matches. … Continue reading

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Debugging with AppCode – what, where and how

In this post I’d like to cover some of the essentials regarding debugging with AppCode – how to add breakpoints and manage them, step through code, review variables, evaluate expressions and so on. Let’s start with adding some line breakpoints … Continue reading

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Unit testing with AppCode

Today we’ll talk about unit testing support in AppCode. We’ll assume that you already know how it works in Xcode, and that you’ve read our previous post about run configurations. Let’s focus more on the details of how it’s done … Continue reading

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Run Configurations vs Schemes

The way AppCode deals with running and debugging an application is slightly different from how Xcode does it, and from time to time we get questions on the whole run/debug configurations concept and various aspects of the behaviour. We decided … Continue reading

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Live templates: make it snappy!

Take any project, any code, and surely you’ll find a lot of pattern structures like conditionals (if, else), iterations (for), etc. Given the frequency of these structures appearance, typing them mechanically seems to be a huge waste of time that … Continue reading

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Local History and TODOs

A few days ago John Lindquist made two screencasts about Local History and TODO features in IntelliJ-based products, which I’d like to share with you, because AppCode is naturally part of IntelliJ family and as such includes this functionality. Local … Continue reading

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AppCode Code Generation 101

When you’re in the creative mood, developing a new app, or adding cool features to your current one, you definitely don’t want anything to slow you down, right? What probably bugs the most is being stuck by typing each and … Continue reading

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