Up and toddling with Xcode

Sep 19, 2009

I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to learn some objective-c which means I’ve been looking at Xcode (not entirely) for the first time. It’s an alien environment for me, but after a couple of days is starting to feel a little better. Here’s a few random things I’ve found:

  1. __MyCompanyName__ can be changed with defaults write com.apple.Xcode PBXCustomTemplateMacroDefinitions '{"ORGANIZATIONNAME"="Helvector";}'
  2. I can code on black (it’s much easier of the eyes and the evironment), and there are off the shelf themes, but it’d be nicer if the black background could be extended to the console.
  3. There’s no equivalent to TextMate’s ⌘T to navigate to files, but ⇧⌘D is going in the right direction.