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Some cross-platform developers here, who did something with Java on Android from time to time and then had to do something for iOS?

With xCode you feel like I'm back in the 00s again... But in the MacStore it is advertised as "The 1 one developer tool on Mac".

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    That's because you're only suppose to dev for iOS/macOS with xCode.

    Why would Apple think you would want to write any other kind of software on the eco system for?
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    @C0D4 but xCode lacks a lot of features you would expect...
    And they got many devs to write apps for them, and not talking about obj-c... It's kind of mysterious for myself
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    @blubberfish Xcode is the only IDE you can use as far as Apple is concerned, Apple control the entire environment, so people don't have a choice, or the choice is a royal pain in the ass to get working.

    This is were cross platform languages came in, but at the end of the day, you still need to deal with Xcode for one part or another of the project l.
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    @C0D4 a
    AppCode improves a bit, but you're right.
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    So as Ionic dev with MacOSX running inside a VM, yeah I hate xCode. Funny thing, AppCode runs better than xCode inside...
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    @C0D4 Even when using Xamarin, you need a Mac with xCode on the network.
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