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Differences Between Xcode Project Templates for iOS Apps

Sat, 15 Jun 2013 Ā«permalinkĀ»

If you’re interested in iOS dev and aren’t reading Ole Begemann, you really should be. His post volume is low, but the signal to noise ratio is just so fantastic. XCode has a lot of layers and complexity tied in to its tools, including a dizzying array of templates, options, and configurability. One of the things that I struggled with when I started to teach myself iOS stuff waswhich template is right for me.

This is a great little primer to help sort that out.

And, if you’re a crotchety old-school UI guy like me that prefers skipping Interface Builder or Storyboarding1, you may be interested in Austin Louden’s 100% programmatic Hello World tutorial.

  1. One of my biggest pet peeves with NIBs: they’re a horrific pain in the ass to track under version control properly.