IntelliJ IDEA vs. Android Studio vs. Xcode

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What is 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.

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 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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Why do developers choose IntelliJ IDEA?
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Why do developers choose Android Studio?
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Why do developers choose Xcode?
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What are the cons of using IntelliJ IDEA?
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What are the cons of using Android Studio?
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What are the cons of using Xcode?
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How much does IntelliJ IDEA cost?
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What companies use IntelliJ IDEA?
967 companies on StackShare use IntelliJ IDEA
What companies use Android Studio?
1115 companies on StackShare use Android Studio
What companies use Xcode?
1251 companies on StackShare use Xcode


What tools integrate with IntelliJ IDEA?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with IntelliJ IDEA
What tools integrate with Android Studio?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Android Studio
What tools integrate with Xcode?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode

What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, and Xcode?

  • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
  • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers
  • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE
  • PyCharm - The Most Intelligent Python IDE

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