AppCode 3.4 roadmap & thanks to our EAP users

Posted on by Stanislav Dombrovsky

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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10 Responses to AppCode 3.4 roadmap & thanks to our EAP users

  1. Krzysztof Szafranek says:

    November 10, 2015

    Any hope for Apple Watch support? (https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/OC-10697)

    • Stanislav Dombrovsky says:

      November 10, 2015

      Currently I can say that is not easy task and we do not plan to work on it before tasks in the roadmap will be finished.

  2. Dmitry says:

    November 10, 2015

    What about stability ? current release freeze too often for major version, and other bugs too.

    • Stanislav Dombrovsky says:

      November 10, 2015

      current release freeze too often

      Does it happen on project with the Swift code? How large is the project itself? Which JDK version do use in AppCode (Shift+Alt+A -> type “boot jdk” -> Select “Switch IDE Boot JDK” -> let us know which option is pre-selected)? Any chance for us to receive memory snapshot for you project as described here?

  3. Sune Riedel says:

    November 11, 2015

    how about some unit test code coverage (particularly for Swift), please?

    I can’t understand how people can cope without this as a measuring point for the quality of their unit tests…

    Also, it would be nice if code completion (again in Swift) would put function parameter names on top of the completion list, when you are actually building a function call and is halfway through… 🙂

  4. Tropper says:

    November 11, 2015

    Thanks for the update and keep up the good work!

  5. Dev says:

    November 11, 2015

    If you get all that done, I’d call it 4.0! Is “syntax inspections” the umbrella term that would include showing coding errors with red squiggly lines? I hope so because having to compile to find errors is just too slow. That, and finishing off Swift 2 parsing and code completion would be fantastic.

    It seems like by WWDC AppCode will have found its feet again and so it seems like this will be the last period where you’re having to scramble to catch up. Good work!

  6. Sergey says:

    November 18, 2015

    Thanx for the update!

    As for me, AppleTV simulator support will be very useful. I have to switch to Xcode every time I want to debug my tv apps.

  7. Xavier Fernández Salas says:

    December 25, 2015

    It would be really interesting if Carthage is supported as an alternative to ‘Cocoapods’

    • Stanislav Dombrovsky says:

      December 29, 2015

      We have such feature request in our tracker, feel free to track it’s progress and upvote.

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