R.swift VS XcodeGen

Compare R.swift vs XcodeGen and see what are their differences.


Strong typed, autocompleted resources like images, fonts and segues in Swift projects (by mac-cain13)


A Swift command line tool for generating your Xcode project (by yonaskolb)
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R.swift XcodeGen
4 8
8,954 5,894
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0.0 7.5
17 days ago 6 days ago
Swift Swift
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of R.swift. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of XcodeGen. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-24.
  • How to manage a huge iOS project written by many teams?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/SwiftUI | 24 Mar 2022
    There are a lot of tools and solutions that can help manage a large codebase. For example, a good CI/CD system linked to GitHub or your internal source control system can ensure that all of your unit tests and UI tests run on every PR and block PRs from merging if there are test failures. And if the company chooses not to check in the .xcodeproj or .xcworkspace file, but rather rely on project autogeneration tools like xcodegen, then you can eliminate annoying merge conflicts in PRs that happen when two teams happen to touch files that are near each other in the .pbxproj file (but at the cost of developers always having to run xcodegen when checking out a new branch).
  • How to better structure your Xcode projects
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/iOSProgramming | 17 Jun 2021
    Curious why you guys built XCodeJS instead of going with XcodeGen or Tuist
  • The joys of creating Xcode project files
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Apr 2021
    It's such trash. For my personal projects, XcodeGen is a lifesaver.

    How Apple thinks that a single god file is a good idea is crazy to me. No other build tool needs this.


What are some alternatives?

When comparing R.swift and XcodeGen you can also consider the following projects:

SwiftGen - The Swift code generator for your assets, storyboards, Localizable.strings, … — Get rid of all String-based APIs!

Tuist - 🚀 Create, maintain, and interact with Xcode projects at scale

fastlane-plugin-appicon - Generate required icon sizes and iconset from a master application icon.

Struct - Xcode projects on steroids

xcbuild - Xcode-compatible build tool.

Shark - Swift CLI for strong-typing images, colors, storyboards, fonts and localizations

jazzy - Soulful docs for Swift & Objective-C

SwifterSwift - A handy collection of more than 500 native Swift extensions to boost your productivity.

Xtrace - Trace Objective-C method calls by class or instance

Dollar - A functional tool-belt for Swift Language similar to Lo-Dash or Underscore.js in Javascript

infer - A static analyzer for Java, C, C++, and Objective-C