Appcode Excessive CPU and Memory Usage

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Appcode, in comparison to RubyMine or Intellij/Android Studio, performs badly, period. I still love the features and writing code in it, but the performance is such I literally cannot run this.

 

On a 2014 MBP 15 with 16GB RAM, it will drag my system to a crawl. On start after processing, the CPU will settle with RAM usage sitting about at 1GB. However after say 30 minutes of editing only, no running the app in AppCode, it spikes.

I just killed it this morning as it was non-stop using 30% CPU in the activity monitor. However, it was slowing the system down such I could barely move a window... as in 1 frame every 4 seconds, literally. Also RAM consumption was 1.6GB, but I've seen it as high as 2+GB.

It's feels like both a memory leak and a processing spin cycle causing something to churn.

 

I REALLY want to use app code with Xcode because Xcode editing makes my fingers hurt lol. But for now, I have to kill it. I cannot use the product in this state.

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I have my jvm at 4GB and it runs a bit better. I have noticed with recent EAPs that the build time has slowed down quite a bit compared with Xcode. Like back-to-back runs will often eat the cpu and even randomly start failing to build after the previous one had just passed. Then I seem to get stuck with a broken build that cleaning sometimes doesn't seem to help. I'm not sure if it's superstition but I think I've fixed that by cleaning and rebuilding with *Xcode*, then AppCode will start successfully building again.

Seriously, Xcode hurts my soul in almost every way (except for IB and build settings, it's actually pretty good at those things).

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