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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.

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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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What are some alternatives to Android Studio and Code Climate?
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Xamarin
Xamarin鈥檚 Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry鈥檚 most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Xcode
The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
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Decisions about Android Studio and Code Climate
Sezgi Ulu莽am
Sezgi Ulu莽am
Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare | 6 upvotes 69.6K views
Android SDK
Android SDK
Android Studio
Android Studio
React Native
React Native
Xcode
Xcode
Expo
Expo

I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 8 upvotes 55.4K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
React Native
React Native
Android Studio
Android Studio
Objective-C
Objective-C
Xcode
Xcode
#MobileDev

As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

Feedback around React Native was very positive. And I doubt - for the kind of application we had - no one would want to go back to two or more code bases. Our application was still as Native as it gets. And no feature or device capability was compromised.

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Jerome Dalbert
Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 5 upvotes 45.3K views
atStackShareStackShare
Git
Git
Rails
Rails
RSpec
RSpec
RuboCop
RuboCop
Brakeman
Brakeman
Code Climate
Code Climate
CircleCI
CircleCI
GitHub
GitHub
#ContinuousIntegration

The continuous integration process for our Rails backend app starts by opening a GitHub pull request. This triggers a CircleCI build and some Code Climate checks.

The CircleCI build is a workflow that runs the following jobs:

  • check for security vulnerabilities with Brakeman
  • check code quality with RuboCop
  • run RSpec tests in parallel with the knapsack gem, and output test coverage reports with the simplecov gem
  • upload test coverage to Code Climate

Code Climate checks the following:

  • code quality metrics like code complexity
  • test coverage minimum thresholds

The CircleCI jobs and Code Climate checks above have corresponding GitHub status checks.

Once all the mandatory GitHub checks pass and the code+functionality have been reviewed, developers can merge their pull request into our Git master branch. Code is then ready to deploy!

#ContinuousIntegration

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Reviews of Android Studio and Code Climate
Review ofCode ClimateCode Climate

This is one of the key tools I can't leave out when I'm working on a project, basically it is mandatory for me to use it on my Ruby on Rails projects. I think the price is a little expensive for a "Solo plan" but if you can get your client to pay, it's definitely worth it. You or the future developers that will continue with the project will thank you!

Review ofAndroid StudioAndroid Studio
  1. It is pretty neat and stable. I find very few issues with it.

  2. This software provides a good base or platform on building apps and has great features.

  3. I prefer this software since it gives me more options in building my app and has no restrictions.

How developers use Android Studio and Code Climate
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Andrew Gatenby uses Code ClimateCode Climate

We use it as part of CI process to check code quality, to ensure that we're not inadvertently making common mistakes and can keep the smells and scope of code changes in line and clean. Having this step here should make future support and additions much more efficient and easy to understand.

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papaver uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

mainly use for building and debugging android projects. used it to test builds out of both unity and ionic. used the plugin version back in the day when i was developing the android app at my startup.

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Antoine Praet uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

Android Mobile Application is partially developed with Android Studio (UI Component only) The core is developed with Xamarin.

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Promethean TV uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

PrometheanTV provides SDKs for Android devices and utilizes the Android Studio DE for development and testing purposes.

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MadElf1337 uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

Android studio is the best platform for app development & screwing around with the code Also very user-friendly

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Nick De Cooman uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

Experience with Android Studio in the context of Android Development. Mostly using Genymotion as main emulator.

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Stefan Gojan uses Code ClimateCode Climate

Check duplicate code, complexity and common pitfalls. Code coverage indicator for Github README file.

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Romans Malinovskis uses Code ClimateCode Climate

checking our repo code quality.

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Sascha Manns uses Code ClimateCode Climate

Codeclimate checks my code and helps me to write better code.

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Publitory uses Code ClimateCode Climate

We check our deployments with CodeClimate

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