Apple has announced that Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers.
Xcode Cloud was first announced during WWDC 2021. Over the past year, it’s gradually been rolling out in beta to lucky developers.
A year (and a WWDC) later, Xcode Cloud is leaving beta.
Xcode Cloud is a continuous integration and delivery service that’s built into Xcode. The solution accelerates the development and delivery of apps by bringing together cloud-based tools that help developers to build apps, run automated tests in parallel, deliver apps to testers, and view and manage user feedback.
Any developer can now sign up for the service. Four tiers are currently available based on the number of compute hours required:
Compute hours are defined by Apple as the “time used to execute a specific task in the cloud, such as building an app or running automated tests.” Running five tests of 12 minutes each would equal one compute hour.
Xcode Cloud also works with code repositories including GitHub and GitLab. When you first configure your project, you will need to allow Xcode Cloud to access your Git repo. This access will automatically enable you to build and test your code when you make changes to the codebase.
You can find out more information about Xcode Cloud here.
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