AppCode Night in Tokyo, December 17th

We are pleased to invite you to a unique event, AppCode Night, which will take place December 17th in Tokyo, Japan!

A number of software developers are gathering to share their hands-on experience with AppCode, showing some tips’n’tricks, and discussing various aspects of iOS development with an alternative IDE.

Are you curious? Take a look at the outline:

Naturally, there will be great company, fruitful discussions, beer and some prizes from AppCode, so make sure you don’t miss it!

For the location and complete details, please refer to the official meetup page.

Please Note: All talks will be in Japanese.

Many thanks to Yusuke, our friend and an authorized JetBrains reseller in Japan for organizing the event!

Sincerely,

The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2.5.4 bug-fix update is available

In this build we have fixed one critical regression: project was not built if the device name contained special characters: OC-8869.

As usual, you can download it from our site or by clicking ‘Check for updates’ in AppCode’s menu.

Develop with pleasure!
The AppCode Team

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JetBrains C++ IDE: News, Plans and More

A while ago we announced that we were working on a cross-platform C++ IDE, and most of you have already seen the features list for it. Since then we have received a number of questions about this mysterious IDE, what it will support and when you will finally be able to see it. Well, we’ve got some news for you!

No, we don’t have specific release dates or any public early access builds at this point. But we can give the first private preview builds to a group of people to play with, once we have them naturally. Your feedback and comments will greatly help us to roll out the new IDE quicker, and you can be one of the first ones to try it.

Sounds intriguing? If you do feel like being an early bird, simply fill out this form to subscribe. Please take a moment to answer the questions about the project(s) you’re involved with, as it will help us pick the first group of lucky candidates and get a better idea of what you may need from a C++ IDE in the future.

Stay tuned for updates!

Yours truly,
The AppCode Team

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UI Designer plugin for AppCode is available in early preview

We have exciting news for all Objective-C developers who use AppCode as their IDE of choice—for some time we’ve been working on one of the most desired features: UI Designer.

Today we are going to share with you the first early preview of it. For now, it is available as a plugin which you can already download and play with. The work is still in progress, and at the moment there are some limitations, for instance, plugin only supports .xib format for iOS platform from Xcode 3 up to Xcode 4.6. Support for .xib format for iOS platform from Xcode 5, .xib format for OS X and .storyboards is on its way.
Now, here’s a number of things that you can already do with the plugin:

  • Adding new component to Canvas or Component Tree with one click.
  • Move, Delete, Copy and Paste operations within Canvas and Component Tree.
  • Powerful Properties Editor allows editing any number of selected components.
  • Component Tree, which shows the hierarchy of components.
  • Component Palette with all the components supported by iOS SDK.
  • Creating/editing/deleting connections between components.
  • Creating outlet or action for a component in an Objective-C class that is specified for File Owner.
  • AutoLayout support.

Watch this short overview of AppCode UI Designer in action:

Installation instructions:

  • Update AppCode to 2.5.3.
  • Open Preferences | Plugins and click Browse repositories… button, then use Manage repositories… button to add the following custom plugin repository: http://www.jetbrains.com/updates/appcode-updates.xml
  • Find AppCode UI Designer plugin in the list and click Download and Install button
  • Restart AppCode.
  • Enjoy!

The plugin is still under construction, and we need your feedback on it. We encourage you to try the new UI Designer and tell us what you think via forums or tracker.

Sincerely,
The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2.5.3 bug-fix update is available

Hi,
a new AppCode bug-fix update is ready. In this update we have fixed several major problems. Among them:

  • OC-8608: AppCode 2.5 sometimes was rewriting the Xcode project file
  • OC-8800: Built products were not found for the test targets

Also we have improved the code completion for methods: closing square brackets are now correctly over-typed.

Here is the complete list of changes.

As usual, you can download it from our site or by clicking ‘Check for updates’ in AppCode’s menu.

Develop with pleasure!
The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2.5.2 update

Hi everyone!

We’ve got another fresh update for you today – AppCode 2.5.2 with a number of important fixes and improvements. For instance, here are two crucial problems that were addressed in this build:

  • OC-8521: Long delay when launching app on iPhone 5
  • OC-8426: Cannot step into any method in debugger

We’ve also tested this build with the latest Xcode preview, and it appears to be working fine with it. Check out the complete list of changes and download the build!

Develop with pleasure!
The AppCode Team

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Lucky winners everywhere

October was full of different events which we attended and supported in different ways, and at some of those events there were lucky participants who got a chance to win a personal AppCode license. We would like to congratulate the lucky winners once again.

We were glad to be a part of iOS 7 Feast on raywenderlich.com, and we wish all the best to these winners:

  • John Olson
  • Janie Clayton-Hasz
  • Luigi Di Muzio
  • Thomas Hempel

10 attendees of Mobilization^3 Conference that took place in Lodz, Poland, are enjoying AppCode now after getting lucky in a raffle:

  • Bogdan Bęczkowski
  • Kamila Wojciechowska
  • Dmitry Kolesnikov
  • Jakub Salamon
  • Marcin Bujacz
  • Mikołaj Kmita
  • Tomasz Rejdrych
  • Damian Tarnacki
  • Łukasz Piotrowski
  • Maciej Sienkiewicz

And that’s not the end of it! 5 attendees of #Pragma Conference 2013 can now greatly boost their productivity with the new IDE in their tool belt:

  • Stefano Zingarini
  • Klaus Lanzarini
  • Claudia Grilli
  • Francesco Abbo
  • Giuseppe Arici

Congratulations to all the winners! We hope you enjoy your prizes and develop with pleasure!

One more thing. In today’s episode of UISprech, the first German podcast about iOS development, there will be something from us for its listeners;)

Sincerely,
The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2.5.1 bug-fix update is available

Hi everyone!

Here’s a hot new build for you with some fresh updates. Among the noteworthy ones we have these two: OC-8565 (DeviceKit crashes in 32b-mode) and OC-8606 (Terminal environment is used while building project). The full list of fixes you can find here.

As usual, you can download it from our site or by clicking ‘Check for updates’ in AppCode’s menu.
By the way, if you find yourself missing some features, we’re always glad to see your ideas and suggestions in our discussions forum.

Yours truly,
The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2.5 Released!

Good news everyone!

AppCode 2.5 is released with full Xcode 5 support, built-in CocoaPods integration, boosted unit testing and many other features. Here is the list of the major highlights:

  • CocoaPods integration with completion, inspections and intention actions:

  • C++ code generation – implement/override member and global functions, generate constructors, destructors and accessors:

  • Code simplification – easily transform the code into a more readable and straightforward form:


  • Google Test support with parameterized and typed tests:

  • Rerun failed and selected tests right from the results tree:

Of course, there are lots of other improvements and fixes, including stability and performance optimizations.

And all this in a minor update which is free for all users of AppCode with an active license. More to follow!

To download the release build, please visit AppCode site. If you have already downloaded Release Candidate, you don’t need to download the release again – it’s the same build.

Yours,
The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2.5 Release Candidate

So guys,
the AppCode 2.5 is almost there, and here is the Release Candidate build with a number of fixes, including various performance optimizations.

The build is available here; since it’s a release candidate build, there is no patch-update from the previous EAP version.

And before the release rush begins, we’d like to step back for a moment to say how greatly we appreciate your suggestions and help in finding and fixing problems that we received during EAP. We hope the upcoming AppCode 2.5 will make development even more pleasant to you.

Till release!

Yours,
The AppCode Team

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