AppCode 2016.1.2 RC

Hi everyone,

Our team continues polishing AppCode 2016.1 release, and today we are glad to announce the availability of AppCode 2016.1.2 RC build.

Issues addressed in this build are:

  • ANSI colors are now supported in Run/Debug console output (OC-12454).
  • Pre-built caches for standard Swift frameworks for Xcode 7.3.1 GM are bundled into this build (thus you could expect “Processing Swift modules” phase to pass significantly quicker for this Xcode version).

Check the full release notes by the link.

As usual, you can download AppCode 2016.1.2 RC from our confluence page, or get it via a patch-update from the previous 2016.1.1 version. Note, that this RC build requires an active AppCode license or is available for 30 day evaluation.

As you can see, it’s not a release yet, and your feedback is more than welcome! Please, submit any issue at all to our tracker.

Your AppCode team
The Drive to Develop

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AppCode 2016.2 roadmap & thanks to our EAP users

Hi everyone,

Two weeks ago we published AppCode 2016.1 and now it’s time to reveal our plans for the next release.

Special thanks

We’d like to thank everyone who evaluated AppCode during the Early Access Program and shared their feedback and suggestions in our Twitter, blog and support channel, and especially to those who submitted issues or feature requests to our tracker. Several evaluators deserve special gifts for their contributions: free 1-year subscriptions. So here they are:

  • Mark Anders (YouTrack: markand)
  • Ian Bytchek (YouTrack: ianbytchek)
  • Benjamin Winterberg (YouTrack: Benjamin.Winterberg)
  • Jon Akhtar (YouTrack: sylvanaar)

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 don’t get an email from us within a week, ping us here in the comments.)


The main directions of development will remain the same as for AppCode 2016.1, with a few additions:

  • Swift
    • Syntax inspections (OC-13024)
    • Swift 2.2 support in parser (OC-13365 and subtasks)
    • New refactorings for Swift (Inline variable (OC-11356) and Introduce variable (OC-11591) first)
    • Related editor performance issues
  • Mixed Objective-C and Swift code:
    • Resolve issues
    • Improvements for Rename refactoring and Find Usages
  • Objective-C: fixes for generics

The current plan is to deliver Swift 2.2 and part of the mixed code improvements in updates for 2016.1. All other improvements are scheduled for 2016.2 EAP, which we plan to open around mid-May.

Stay tuned and don’t to miss the next EAP launch!

Your AppCode team
The Drive to Develop

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Meet AppCode and Kotlin teams at MCE 2016!


Next week AppCode and Kotlin teams will be visiting MCE conference in Warsaw, Poland and we are looking forward to meet you there!


Visit our booth during 2 main conference days (April 21-22) to ask questions about JetBrains products or our future plans, learn some tips&tricks and watch demos. Participate in our license raffle and win a free 1-year subscription! Even if you don’t win, we’ll send you a discount for a personal 1-year subscription to any JetBrains product of your choice.

See you soon!
The AppCode Team

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AppCode 2016.1.1 update is out

Hi everyone,

AppCode 2016.1.1 update is available for download. If using AppCode 2016.1 you will get an automatic notification in the IDE.

This update delivers the following fixes and improvements:

  • Now in case you’ve opened Xcode project which is already included into workspace with the same name located in same directory, you will get the notification with the Reload project as workspace option:
  • This update includes several fixes for rendering Included from… compiler messages which can appear for some compiler notes. Starting from this version these messages will be displayed as a sub-node for corresponding note and will be collapsed by default:included_from@2x
    In addition, we fixed the issue when it was not possible to hide such messages by pressing Hide warnings button in Build messages tool window (OC-7637).
  • Issue with the #import statement added to the end of another import when creating new class from usage (OC-12544) is fixed.

Find complete release notes here and feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below.

Your AppCode team
The Drive to Develop

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AppCode 2016.1 released: better Swift language support, code folding for Swift declarations and more!


Finally, AppCode 2016.1 is here, so download and try it right now! And if you’ve already installed the AppCode 2016.1 RC2 build, then simply keep using it, since it’s the same as the released one.


This release delivers a lot of fixes bringing correct parsing and resolve for the following Swift constructions:

  • Types conforming to OptionSetType protocol:
  • Self type
    Self statement
  • Variadic parameters in closures and functions
  • Typealias initializers
  • Function array types

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AppCode 2016.1 RC2 is out

Hi everyone,

After the first 2016.1 release candidate we decided to publish an update, which addresses the following important issues:

  • Issue with completion in for-in loop (OC-13343)
  • Performance regression in Swift code completion (OC-13339)

In addition in this build we decided to temporarily revert changes for DerivedData location (OC-13193) due to the multiple issues caused by this change.

Important note: this week Xcode 7.3 was released and as we wrote in AppCode 3.3.3 release post, AppCode 3.3.3 is not compatible with Xcode 7.3 due to some crucial changes in debugger which prevent AppCode from starting iOS application on the simulator while running/debugging. This issue was fixed in the first 3.4 EAP build and it means that this fix is already included into AppCode 2016.1 RC2, so we would like to ask everybody who updated Xcode to the 7.3 version to use the current RC build instead of AppCode 3.3.3.

As usual, you can download AppCode 2016.1 RC2 from our confluence page. Note, that this RC build requires an active AppCode license or is available for 30 day evaluation.

Feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below. In case you find any problem, please report it to our tracker.

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AppCode 2016.1 Release Candidate

Hi everyone,

AppCode 2016.1 release candidate (build 145.257) is out today. Previously this version was announced as 3.4 and now it’s time to explain where the 2016.1 version number has come from.

There are 2 main reasons for it. First, with the switch to subscription model, we planned to release more often, move away from major/minor version scheme and focus on continuous delivery of value independently of versioning. The second reason is to unify versions of all products under the JetBrains Toolbox and make it clear for everybody which particular product version will include some platform changes in general IDE experience. To find out more, please read the post in our company blog.

From the Swift side this build addresses the following issues:

  • Completion duplicates for functions in classes with a lot of super protocols and extensions (OC-13111)
  • Swift generated header file import is not resolved in frameworks (OC-13119)

In addition, this build delivers a fix for the issue with xcproject being opened instead of xcworkspace in some cases (OC-13157).

Some words about features mentioned in our roadmap. For the current release we had 3 main feature directions planned:

  • Swift refactorings (Inline variable (OC-11356) and Introduce variable (OC-11591) first)
  • Warnings and errors shown in the editor for the Swift code (OC-11496)
  • Fixes for bridged header problems that currently affect writing mixed Objective-C and Swift code

For now a large amount of improvements for the mixed code is already in our internal testing, but due to the amount of changes we cannot roll them out in the current release. We need to finish our internal testing and evaluate all the changes during the EAP period.

There are still some parsing/resolve issues that currently do not allow us to start implementation of Swift refactorings (including recent changes in Swift 2.2). Some of them required more effort than we expected, so currently we are still working on them. After the current release we will publish an update in our blog post with the ETA for this feature.

Finally, the task to show warnings and errors in editor for the Swift code (OC-11496) is close to our internal testing and we will publish information about its ETA after release.

You can download AppCode 2016.1 RC from our confluence page or use the patch update directly from the IDE in case you are using 3.4 EAP build. And if you find any bug at all, please file an issue in our tracker.

Your AppCode team
The Drive to Develop

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New AppCode 3.4 EAP: code folding for Swift


New AppCode 3.4 EAP, build 145.256 is available for download. The patch update is also available if you are using previous 3.4 EAP build.

This update brings one of the long-awaited Swift code editing features – code folding of declarations in Swift.

Let’s go through all the code folding options available:

  • Use +/- toggles on the left side of the editor window to expand/collapse any declaration:Code folding toggles
  • Mouse over the collapsed declaration to see it’s contents:
    Folding contents
  • Expand/collapse the current code block using ⌘+/⌘-:Expand/collapse current block
  • Expand or collapse any declaration recursively via ⌥⌘+/⌥⌘-:Expand/collapse recursively
  • Expand or collapse all declarations in the current file using ⇧⌘+/⇧⌘-:Expand/collapse all

The same options are also available for #if/#else/#elseif/#endif conditional compilation statements.

As usual, you can find complete release notes here. Feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below or in our tracker.

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Meet AppCode team at mdevcon!

Good news everyone!

This March we’ll be happy to join mdevcon in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Meet us at the booth during the main conference day, March 18, 2016.

As usual, we’ll be showing demos, answering questions, sharing tips&tricks and our future plans at the booth, as well as giving away cool stickers and other presents. And you’ll have a chance to win a free license!

We are raffling 2 main conference day tickets to mdevcon, so please comment on this blog post and tell us that you want to win a ticket! The two winners will be randomly selected on March 9th at 16:00 GMT. Raffle closed, congrats to winners selected in comments!

See you soon!
The AppCode Team

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New AppCode 3.4 EAP, build 145.184

Hi everyone,

New AppCode 3.4 EAP, build 145.184 is available for download. The patch update is also available if you are using previous 3.4 EAP build.

This build addresses the following important issues:

  • Incorrect intentions about missing localization (OC-6896)
  • Problem with Rename refactoring for already localized strings (OC-11707)
  • Slow autocompletion appeared since build 144.4199 (IDEA-151684)

From the C++ side this build delivers a lot of changes in Quick documentation. In addition to the information that is already displayed, AppCode will show hyperlinks for types referenced in documentation (works now for classes, structs, unions and enums) and the following declaration modifiers that were omitted before:

  • function specifiers (inline, virtual, explicit, final)
  • constexpr specifier (constexpr)
  • storage class specifiers (register, static, thread_local, extern, mutable)
  • cv qualifier (const, volatile, mutable)
  • typedef
  • typename

Find the complete release notes here and feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below or in our tracker.

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