Martin Pilkington’s ‘Super Mega Awesome’ Xcode 4 Review

Speaking of Xcode 4, Martin Pilkington has written a novella-length review of it, replete with screenshots:

Xcode 4 is an interesting contraption. It has 4.0 as its version number, yet it is almost a 1.0. Xcode 1 to 3.2 were almost transitional, helping the migration from Project Builder to what we have now. In a sense Xcode 4 shouldn’t be judged on what it is, but what it shows it will be. The one thought that keeps popping into my head while using it is that there is a lot of cool new stuff, but it is lacking. The foundations are pretty much all there to build an Xcode that can compete with the likes of Visual Studio and Eclipse on all fronts. They just need fleshing out more. There are very few areas where Xcode 4 is worse than previous versions. The majority of those areas are where the features simply aren’t there, but where they may re-appear in future versions. In every other area it offers major leaps forward in usability, performance and enjoyment.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011