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The 11-inch MacBook Air would more than suit your needs as far as specs go. But, the screen size makes it hard for developers who are used to multiple monitors or windows side-by-side. On my 11-inch Air, I normally use apps in full-screen mode and use gestures to switch between them quickly, but I sacrifice being able to have side-by-side applications. ...
You have to install them because, starting with version 4.3, Xcode is released as a sandboxed, single app bundle. Before that, Xcode was distributed as an installer called Install Xcode.app. The installer had access to the whole filesystem and created a /Developer directory, where frameworks and additional tools where placed, and installed the command line ...
As of Xcode 4.3, the /Developer directory is no longer needed. See: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/WhatsNewXcode/Articles/xcode_4_3.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/1006-SW1
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