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Android Studio vs Code Climate: What are the differences?

Android Studio: Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready; Code Climate: Automated Ruby Code Review. After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots.

Android Studio can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Code Climate is grouped under "Code Review".

Some of the features offered by Android Studio are:

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system.
  • Build variants and multiple APK generation.
  • Expanded template support for Google Services and various device types.

On the other hand, Code Climate provides the following key features:

  • Automated Git Updates- Nothing to install. Code Climate runs everytime you push a new commit.
  • Activity Feeds- Up-to-the-minute information so you can see when and how code changes.
  • Instant Notifications- Major security and quality changes pushed to where you work: email, Campfire, HipChat, and RSS feeds.

"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the primary reason why developers consider Android Studio over the competitors, whereas "Auto sync with Github" was stated as the key factor in picking Code Climate.

Google, Lyft, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Android Studio, whereas Code Climate is used by StackShare, Typeform, and thoughtbot. Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 928 company stacks & 690 developers stacks; compared to Code Climate, which is listed in 144 company stacks and 48 developer stacks.

Advice on Android Studio and Code Climate

The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.

The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)

After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)

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First of all - Android Studio and Visual Studio are IDE's. Tools to create code. What you are asking is programming framework. I assume that when you are talking about Android Studio you mean Native Android Development and by Visual Studio you mean Xamarin.

If you want to create crossplatform app then Native Android Development is NOT a way to go. Xamarin might work for you, BUT - you'd rather recommend you to go with Flutter. It's much more performant than Xamarin, programming model is friendlier for developer and technology seems just more refined. It's also officially supported by google, so no worries about support.

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Pros of Android Studio
Pros of Code Climate
  • 173
    Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet
  • 101
    Google's official android ide
  • 35
    Intelligent code editor with lots of auto-completion
  • 25
    Its powerful and robust
  • 5
    Easy creating android app
  • 3
    Amazing Layout Designer
  • 3
    Great Code Tips
  • 3
    Great tool & very helpful
  • 2
    Built in Emulator
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box
  • 1
    Cc
  • 71
    Auto sync with Github
  • 49
    Simple grade system that motivates to keep code clean
  • 45
    Better coding
  • 29
    Free for open source
  • 21
    Hotspots for quick refactoring candidates
  • 15
    Continued encouragement to a have better / cleaner code
  • 13
    Great UI
  • 11
    Makes you a better coder
  • 10
    Duplication Detection
  • 5
    Safe and Secure
  • 2
    Private
  • 1
    Locally Installable API
  • 1
    Uses rubocop
  • 1
    Extremely accurate in telling you the errors
  • 1
    GitHub only
  • 1
    Python inspection
  • 1
    great open community
  • 1
    GitHub integration, status inline in PRs

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Cons of Android Studio
Cons of Code Climate
  • 4
    Huge memory usage
  • 4
    Slow emulator
  • 2
    Complex for begginers
  • 2
    No checking incompatibilities
  • 1
    Using Intellij IDEA, while Intellij IDEA have too
  • 1
    Lags behind IntelliJ IDEA
  • 1
    Slow release process
  • 1
    Learning curve, static analysis comparable to eslint
  • 1
    Complains about small stylistic decisions

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What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.

What is Code Climate?

After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots.

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