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CocoaPods

A dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C Cocoa projects
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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 12.1K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CocoaPods's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses CocoaPods?

Companies
53 companies reportedly use CocoaPods in their tech stacks, including Palaver, Poq, and Record Bird.

Developers
43 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CocoaPods.

CocoaPods Integrations

Git, Ruby, Mercurial, macOS, and SVN (Subversion) are some of the popular tools that integrate with CocoaPods. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with CocoaPods.

Why developers like CocoaPods?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use CocoaPods
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CocoaPods's Features

  • 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

What are some alternatives to CocoaPods?
Gradle
Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
Cocoa Touch (iOS)
The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
Carthage
It exclusively uses dynamic frameworks instead of static libraries. It's a ruthlessly simple dependency manager for macOS and iOS, created by a group of developers from Github.
Bundler
It provides a consistent environment for Ruby projects by tracking and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed. It is an exit from dependency hell, and ensures that the gems you need are present in development, staging, and production.
Ninject
It is a lightning-fast, ultra-lightweight dependency injector for .NET applications. It helps you split your application into a collection of loosely-coupled, highly-cohesive pieces, and then glue them back together in a flexible manner. By using it to support your software's architecture, your code will become easier to write, reuse, test, and modify.
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CocoaPods's Followers
35 developers follow CocoaPods to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
chris holl
John Alton
Victor Mesquita
Yoshinori Kawasaki
Peter Nicklas
Tiago Henriques
Eli Perl
Gareth Shaw
Alejandro Martinez
Brandon Stephan