If you do any development at all of applications, scripts, web, or, really, anything, on MacOS, you have surely used Xcode – Developer Tools, by Apple.
This is my second post about Xcode, that other one being about how slow it updates. This one states the same thing because I am simply amused by how long it takes. It might take as long to update Xcode as it does to upgrade the OS itself. It is at least close.
These developer tools are handy for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is development of apps for Apple devices. I don’t do any app development in that direction, but it definitely one of the key uses for it. I often use Xcode to manage Python and some related programming platforms as part of my more data science oriented programming for data manipulation of CSVs and XLSXs having to move from one system to another – to map one set of data columns to a different one. I love this work. In fact, it is my favorite part of what I do.
I am guessing it is the size of the files and the updates, but Xcode always updates slowly, notably when updating from the App Store. OS updates do not usually take as long as Xcode takes to install and update. I find that odd.
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