CircleCI announces dedicated hosts for macOS development pipelines

CircleCI made an announcement on macOS hosts availability. This allows usage of various Xcode versions for iOS and macOS development.

Dedicated hosts are available on all paid plans and are priced at 100 credits/min with a 24-hour minimum lease period. 

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CircleCI blog: Dedicated hosts for macOS are now available

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Spotify releases XCRemoteCache to public

Spotify engineering team open sources XCRemoteCache project. Project aims to speed up cold builds. Spotify's measurements show up to 70% decrease in build time.

We are excited to be open sourcing XCRemoteCache, the library we created to mitigate long local builds. As the name suggests, this library is a remote caching implementation for iOS projects with an aim to reuse Xcode target artifacts generated on Continuous Integration (CI) machines. It supports Objective-C, Swift, and ObjC+Swift targets and can be easily integrated with existing Xcode projects, including ones managed by CocoaPods or Carthage.
Best of all, XCRemoteCache resulted in a 70% decrease in clean build times (we classify a build as clean when at least 50% of all targets compile at least one file).

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