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In yesterday’s conference at the WWDC an important addition for Leopard was mentioned in passing, the new Xcode 3.0 . For the developers, the real protagonists of the WWDC , Xcode 3.0 is a kind of blessing that they will, however, have to wait until spring next year.
Xcode is an application development environment, and the new features in version 3.0 will enable much faster development. Among the new features in this version, we can highlight the improved memory management, which will now be automatic instead of manual, with all the advantages of security, code quality and development speed that this entails. Another improvement is the ability to have “project views”, that is, to be able to go back to a certain point in the development, without the need to rewrite the deleted functions or delete the added code. It is something similar to the history of actions performed in Photoshop. Xcode 3.0 is also going to have an improvement in Interface Builder, the help tool for creating the graphical user interface of applications. Among the new possibilities will be the application of visual effects, as we saw in yesterday’s presentation in iChat, or the transition effects of Keynote, by simply dragging and dropping this effect into our application. This is expected to lead to even more spectacular-looking applications that Mac developers have grown accustomed to.