What is CocoaPods?
It supports almost every way you would want to get source code, git, svn, bzr, http and hg. You can use your own private code repository to manage your own dependencies. It only requires a git repo, no server necessary.
CocoaPods is a tool in the Dependency Management category of a tech stack.
CocoaPods is an open source tool with 13.5K GitHub stars and 2.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CocoaPods's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses CocoaPods?
93 companies reportedly use CocoaPods in their tech stacks, including Glovo, Runtastic, and Zendesk.
138 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CocoaPods.
Git, Ruby, SVN (Subversion), macOS, and Mercurial are some of the popular tools that integrate with CocoaPods. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with CocoaPods.
- Incremental Installation
- Support Multiple Swift Versions & Pod Projects
- Define App Specs for Example Apps
- Dynamic Scheme Launch Arguments/Environments
- Automatic Generation of .xcfilelist
CocoaPods Alternatives & Comparisons
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