Past Versions of Xcode

Teaching in technology has always been a very difficult task because technology is changing so fast that we are constantly teaching outdated information.  Companies and educational institutions are going to standardize on a specific version of the developer tool to keep the team consistent on how they are generating code.  I have experience in the Microsoft world by using Visual Studio.  Microsoft keeps it simple by having different versions of their IDE with new functionality in a different version.  Apple does not keep things this straight forward.  I have been setting up an iOS class to use Xcode 4.0.2 and iOS 4.3.  I have settled on this version because it closely matches the books that we will be using in the class.  Obviously, we don't want the books version to be different than what we are using.  I searched all over the Apple developer site and the internet to find out how to download Xcode 4.0.2 because their is such a significant difference between 4.2 and 4.0.2.  Eventually, someone gave me the site http://connect.apple.com.  This is a site available to Apple developers that contains all of the past versions of Xcode.  There are many other packages available and it is a great resource.  I am not sure if this is something I missed in my Apple welcome package or developer site, but it is an invaluable tool.

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