Program - Xcode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laughingbabe16, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. laughingbabe16 macrumors member

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    I've finally decided what I am going to major in - computer science. So.. I was perusing the apple website last night and came across the page "10 Reasons Why Mac for Computer Science".

    http://www.apple.com/education/whymac/compsci/topten.html

    Anyways, under number 6, it lists xcode as a great tool for helping developers. Also, on http://www.apple.com/macosx/developertools/ it lists xcode as being on the MacBook. However, I cannot find this program and it bugs me. I looked for it under spotlight and nothing is coming up. I also looked in Applications folder but I see nothing resembling this file/program except a folder for Java and Apple Script.

    Any ideas? or does apple mean I need to purchase this program?

    Many thanks once again!
     
  2. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    From what I remember you need to install it from one of the discs that you will have got with your MacBook.
     
  3. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    And - once you get it installed, I would suggest visiting this apple site and sign up under the free option to get upgrades to Xcode, SDK's and documentation - enjoy. There are also a few good books on the market that will take you through the initial use of the development platform.
     
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  5. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    For the record, the install is something like 2.5 gigs (1gig to download the image) so that's why it's probably not preinstalled on machines, but instead comes on a DVD with the computer.
     

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