Apple Giving iOS Devs Free Copies of OS X Server to Promote Xcode's Continuous Integration

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Apple today sent out emails to iOS developers, promoting Xcode's continuous integration feature and offering free copies of OS X Server, which is normally priced at $19.99. OS X Server, which was just updated to version 3.0, is provided for free for Mac developers.

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First introduced in September, Xcode's continuous integration feature is designed to allow developers to create bots that run on a separate server, continually building apps, executing test suites, and searching for potential bugs, ensuring that apps are always in a releasable state after code changes.

As an iOS developer, you can now take advantage of continuous integration in Xcode by creating bots with OS X server for Mavericks that automate the process of building, analyzing, testing, and archiving your apps.

As the bots do their work on the remote Mac, Xcode on your development machine displays the build and test reports. Bots can generate a regular release for your QA team, be configured to execute on every check-in, and even test your apps on connected iOS devices.

Xcode can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

OS X Server can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. [Direct Link]

(Thanks, Anonymous!)

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92 months ago

This is nothing new... they've been offering Server to the Mac Developers for years... LOL

Only Mac developers were able to get OS X Server, not iOS Developers.
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92 months ago
Apple is on a roll this year, more free stuff. :)
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92 months ago
What is going on here?

There's so much free stuff! Is it my birthday? :D
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92 months ago

This is nothing new... they've been offering Server to the Mac Developers for years... LOL


This is for iOS devs. This is new.
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92 months ago
Anonymous was actually me lol, thanks.
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92 months ago
You know Apple is a hardware company when they give out software for free....hopefully some of their future software is more of a success because iWork still is leaps and bounds behind Microsoft Office.
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