AppCode starts 2018.2 EAP: database support, inline rename for Swift, touch bar support and more!

Hi everyone,

Today we are starting the Early Access Program for AppCode 2018.2; the first build is already available for download on our site. This EAP does not require an active subscription, so you can use it for free until the build expiration date.

Database support

We are happy to announce that the Database support plugin is now bundled in AppCode! It includes all the same functionality as DataGrip, our cross-platform IDE for databases.

Do you want to inspect your SQLite database downloaded from a device? Open the Database tool window, add an SQLite datasource, download the needed drivers and you are ready to go:

Are you developing a server-side Swift application? Connect to the local or remote database of any type, right from AppCode:

Touch Bar support

This build brings AppCode the long-awaited support for the Touch Bar:
Touch Bar


Inline Rename

Now you can Rename Swift symbols in your code without any additional dialogs being displayed:
Inline rename

Besides this, the Rename refactoring now works correctly for Swift enum cases used in Objective-C code and class names which were exported using a @objc attribute.

Comments preview for extensions

Unlike Objective-C categories, Swift extensions do not have a name, so it’s hard to distinguish one extension from another and quickly understand which methods it contains. That’s why we have added a documentation comment preview in the Structure view (⌘7) and Class/Symbol (⌘O/⌥⌘O) navigation pop-ups:
Structure view comments

Code generation

The following improvements are implemented for Override/Implement (⌃O/⌃I) functionality in Swift:

In addition, this build delivers support for SE-0157 (Recursive constraints on associated types) proposal, as well as some performance improvements for Objective-C/C++.

That’s it! See the full list of fixes in our tracker.

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