Apple releases Xcode 6.3 with new iOS and OS X SDKs, Swift 1.2

Apple has updated its developer suite Xcode to version 6.3, marking the update’s move from beta to official public release.

Xcode 6.3 includes version 1.2 of the Swift programming language, new SDKs for the recently-released OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3, along with updates to Playgrounds and the usual bug fixes. Here’s the full breakdown of what’s new in Xcode 6.3 and Swift 1.2:

New in Swift 1.2:

  • Incremental builds dramatically improve the compile time of Swift projects
  • Swift compiler produces even faster executables for both debug and release builds
  • Language refinements to ‘let’ and ‘as’ make Swift more consistent and clear
  • Standard library adds powerful features including the ‘Set’ data type and ‘flatMap’ operation
  • Code converter and Fix-its help you migrate to Swift 1.2

Additional features in Xcode 6.3:

  • Playgrounds are more attractive and readable with rich text formatting and results displayed in-line
  • Playgrounds can embed additional code and resources to improve performance and simplify sharing
  • Updated OS X SDK includes support for the new Force Touch trackpad
  • Crashes organizer makes it easy to triage and fix crashes for App Store and TestFlight apps
  • Apple LLVM compiler 6.1 improves diagnostic messages and adds support for C++’14
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

If you’re a developer looking to snag Xcode 6.3, you can grab the hefty 2.5GB update from the Mac App Store now.

Source: iMore

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