The first step in creating an application is getting yourself set up. This chapter helps you get set up by taking you through the necessary steps to install Xcode. We will also explain what Xcode and playgrounds are. These are essential tools in helping you learn how to code and create iOS applications. Think of it as the paint and the canvas an artist needs in order to paint a beautiful picture.
By the end of this chapter, you will have all the necessary tools that will allow you to begin your journey in creating an iOS application. In this chapter, we will cover:
Downloading and installing Xcode
Using Playground - for running Swift code