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Remarkable and enhanced new tools in Xcode5 IDE suite that iPhone app developers admire

Remarkable and enhanced new tools in Xcode5 IDE suite that iPhone app developers admire Xcode5 is a full-fledged tool kit for building Mac and iOS apps. The integrated development environment (IDE) suite from Apple comes as boon to app developers. The software suite empowers developers to create and test the codes. Using Xcode5 will enable the iPhone app developers in creating better performing apps. A glance at the features will help you understand the power of the tool.

Automatic configuration

The automatic configuration tool of the suite enables some of the latest Apple services like the iCloud, Passbook, and Game Center, within the IDE. Enabling Apple services has never been so easy. All you have to do is enter your Apple ID and let the Xcode do the rest.

Test navigator

Quality is determined by tests and this is what Test navigator exactly does. It helps your write comprehensive tests. If you are one used to test-driven development, then creating, editing and running your unit test will be much easier with Test navigator in Xcode5.

Bots for continuous integration

If you are an OS X maverick, then Xcode5 will help you work close with OS X server and create bots with just a few clicks. You can stay cool as the bots will continuously work toward building your app, executing your test suite, and running the static analyzer for bugs. You can view the test reports with the Xcode on your local machine. This is a handy tool for QA teams.

Auto layout

Auto layout is an admirable technology that aids developers in creating responsive user interface. The tool has been greatly enhanced for the benefit of developers with support from Xcode5. With Xcode alerting on missing or mis-configured constrains, Interface Builder can fix the layout for developers.

Asset management

Managing assets, such as images for different mobile devices, is now an easy task with Asset Catalogs. The .xcassets in Xcode5 helps you manage your images and relieves you of the cumbersome tasks such as managing individual files and memorizing filename conventions.

Debug gauges

With the new Debug Gauges in Xcode5, you can now monitor the resource consumption including that of CPU, memory, energy, iCloud and OpenGL ES. Just by clicking a gauge you can view a complete report on the diagnosis and quickly set right things before your users experience it. The single button to launch instruments to perform deep analysis is the highlight of the tool.

Xcode visual debugger

The visual debugger of Xcode5 is built on the powerful LLDB debugging engine. It means the visual debugger provides more clarity on the data. Data tips hovering over the code will be more responsive. Peeking at images, web pages or any other document is easy with Quick Look.

Source control

With the new top-level Source Control menu quick access is possible to switch, create, and merge branches. You need not leave your code to create a new feature branch or fix bugs. Accounts preference in Xcode5 helps you manage all your repositories in a single place. In short, iphone app development has never been so easy.