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Johann Dowa

Tool: Xcodebuild Replacement Providing Improved Testing And Reporting Functionality

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I’ve mentioned some excellent command line tools to improve your iOS development workflow such as Crafter mentioned earlier today for automatically setting up Xcode projects exactly how you want them.

Here’s a utility called xctool from Facebook that makes it easier to build and test iOS code.

Xctool features more straightforward and concise input meant to be read by humans, capturing all build events and test result as JSON objects, and by allowing you to run your tests the same was you would with Xcode.app. This makes it easier to build a continuous integration system, and means no more tests being skipped as with xcodebuild.

There are a number of extra command line parameters for utilizing the enhanced testing and reporting provided by xctool.

You can find xctool on Github here. You will need the Xcode command line tools installed to use Xctool.

An excellent replacement for xcodebuild.


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