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AppCode 3.4 roadmap & thanks to our EAP users

Update: AppCode 3.4 roadmap update

Hi everyone,

Last week we published AppCode 3.3 and now we want to thank all our EAP users and publish plans for the next release.

We are grateful to everyone who shared their feedback and suggestions in Twitter, blog and other resources and especially to those who took their time to submit feature requests or bug reports to our tracker during EAP time (both for 3.2 and 3.3 versions). You really helped us to make our product more stable and great.

We decided to send a gift of free 1-year subscription to several EAP evaluators, whose contribution was the most valuable from our team perspective and here they are:

  • Bill Atkins (YouTrack: interferon)
  • Fabian Ehrentraud (YouTrack: fabb)
  • Николай Яснов (YouTrack: Николай.Яснов)
  • Eugeniy Egorov (YouTrack: eugeneego)
  • Florent Pillet (YouTrack: fpillet)
  • Lee Laborczfalvi (YouTrack: Lee.Laborczfalvi)

A personal message will be sent to each one with the details on how to obtain the license. (If you see your name above and you do not get any e-mails during this week, ping us here in the comments.)

Our special thanks to our friend Alexander Babaev (YouTrack: babaev) who continuously helps us with feature suggestions and very detailed product feedback. 

As we’ve promised – we discussed a roadmap and future plans for AppCode 3.4 and today we are ready to share them with you. Please, note it’s a preliminary plan, so not all features listed below will be included into the next version:

  • Swift:
    • Finish the most of tasks that are currently marked as (warning) here
    • Try/catch/rethrows quick fixes
    • Performance improvements for Swift modules loading
    • Syntax inspections
    • New refactorings
  • Swift debugger:
    • Ability to evaluate expression
    • Watches support
    • Fixes for CoreData objects rendering
  • Objective-C:
    • Fixes for generics, protocols and categories
  • Platforms:
    • Support for Apple TV simulators

Until the end of this year we will continue to work on language support tasks in 3.3.x updates, and at the beginning of 2016 we plan to start Swift inspections implementation. Preliminary ETA for Swift refactorings is the beginning of spring.

Note, that as usual there many different things that can influence this schedule, such as new Xcode versions, massive language changes (same as Swift 2 announcement) and others. We will do our best to focus on smart IDE features and hope to deliver a valuable 3.4 release to you.

Stay tuned not to miss the EAP launch!

Develop with pleasure,
The AppCode Team.

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