IntelliJ IDEA vs Android Studio vs Eclipse: What are the differences?
The major difference between these three IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) is the language each supports. IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse are Java IDEs, while Android Studio is, of course, for Android development.
I have been working with software development for 12 years, but am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python at the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ for IDEs that they use. PyCharm is new to me. Which do you suggest for beginner IDE that will allow expansion to Java, JS, and eventually Angular and possibly mobile applications?
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)
I originally chose IntelliJ over Eclipse, as it was close enough to the look and feel of Visual Studio and we do go back and forth between the two. We really begin to love IntelliJ and their suite of IDEs so we are now using AppCode for the IOS development because the workflow is identical with the IntelliJ. IntelliJ is super complex and intimidating at first but it does afford a lot of nice utilities to get us produce clean code.
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Why do developers choose IntelliJ IDEA vs Android Studio vs Eclipse?
- IntelliJ IDEA fans call it “fantastically intelligent” and the “best in class IDE.” They appreciate its plugin architecture, integrated version control, and reliability.
- Android Studio is Google's official Android IDE, and fans call it "a great tool that's getting better and better." They also call it powerful, robust, and helpful.
- Eclipse "does it all," according to its fans. It's called easy to use, and the "best Java IDE." Users appreciate that it integrates with many tools.