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Get Started with Xcode!

Get Started with Xcode!

April 17, 2017

Project: Getting Started with Swift 3 and Xcode 8

This tutorial will guide you through installing Xcode and get you started on your iOS developer journey. You'll be learning the newest version of Swift, Swift 3 throughout your journey.

You should be on macOS Sierra and have Xcode 8.0+. If you are absolutely positive you have these, go ahead on to the next page.

Let's get our tools set up.

Checking OS X

Press the 🍎 button on the top left of your Mac screen and click About this Mac. It should say macOS Sierra. If it does not say macOS Sierra, go here and install macOS Sierra.

Installing Xcode

Go to the Mac App Store to download Xcode (our integrated development environment or IDE). Make sure you are using the most up to date version from the App Store (not developer preview versions). Drag Xcode onto your dock from your Applications folder so that you can easily access it.


If you have feedback on this tutorial or find any mistakes, please open issues on the GitHub Repository or comment below.

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