CocoaPods: The Cocoa dependency manager
CocoaPods manages dependencies for your Xcode projects.
You specify the dependencies for your project in a simple text file: your
CocoaPods recursively resolves dependencies between libraries, fetches
source code for all dependencies, and creates and maintains an Xcode
workspace to build your project.
CocoaPods aims to improve the engagement with, and discoverability of, third party open-source Cocoa libraries. These project goals influence and drive the design of CocoaPods:
- Create and share libraries, and use them in your own projects,
without creating extra work for library authors. Integrate
non-CocoaPods libraries and hack on your own fork of any
CocoaPods library with a simple transparent
- Allow library authors to structure their libraries however they like.
- Save time for library authors by automating a lot of Xcode work not related to their libraries' functionality.
- Support any source management system. (Currently supported are
bazaar, and various types of archives downloaded over HTTP.)
- Promote a culture of distributed collaboration on pods, but also provide features only possible with a centralised solution to foster a community.
- Build tools on top of the core Cocoa development system, including those typically deployed to other operating systems, such as web-services.
- Provide opinionated and automated integration, but make it completely optional. You may manually integrate your CocoaPods dependencies into your Xcode project as you see fit, with or without a workspace.
- Solve everyday problems for Cocoa and Xcode developers.
Lovingly sponsored by a collection of companies, see the footer of CocoaPods.org for an up-to-date list.
CocoaPods.org | Homepage and search for Pods. @CocoaPods | Follow CocoaPods on Twitter to stay up to date. Blog | The CocoaPods blog. Mailing List | Feel free to ask any kind of question. Guides | Everything you want to know about CocoaPods. Changelog | See the changes introduced in each CocoaPods version. New Pods RSS | Don't miss any new Pods. Code of Conduct | Find out the standards we hold ourselves to.
CocoaPods is composed of the following projects:
|CocoaPods||The CocoaPods command line tool.||guides|
|CocoaPods Core||Support for working with specifications and podfiles.||docs|
|CocoaPods Downloader||Downloaders for various source types.||docs|
|Xcodeproj||Create and modify Xcode projects from Ruby.||docs|
|CLAide||A small command-line interface framework.||docs|
|Molinillo||A powerful generic dependency resolver.||docs|
|CocoaPods.app||A full-featured and standalone installation of CocoaPods.||info|
|Master Repo||Master repository of specifications.||guides|