In the last tutorial, we saw how to generate code coverage reports using the new `xccov` tool. Part of that process is using the `xcodebuild` command to build a project with code coverage enabled. We ran that command directly in Terminal, but we could also run `xcodebuild` in a Swift script. The problem is `xcodebuild` takes time, and . . .
With the release of Xcode 9.3, Apple included a new command line tool called "xccov". It can be used to view code coverage reports as JSON, which can then be used to automate code coverage workflows. In this tutorial we'll see how to generate and view code coverage reports. We'll then write a Swift script to process the report.
In Part 2 you learned how to declare constants and variables. When we declared `let pi = 3.14159` or `let email = "email@example.com"`, we didn't seem to care too much that one is a number (pi) and the other is text (an email address). However, you probably noticed that pi was declared without quotes while the email address was . . .
You've set up Xcode and wrote your first program, but you probably don't yet understand how the code you wrote works. That's OK, we'll get there! In this tutorial we'll learn about two of the basic building blocks of computer programs, constants and variables.
You've decided you want to learn programming. Maybe you have an idea for an app, maybe you're looking to change careers, or maybe you just think it's something you would enjoy doing. Whatever the reason, welcome!