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Android Studio vs Phabricator: 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; Phabricator: Open Source, Software Development Platform. Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications that help software companies build better software.

Android Studio belongs to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack, while Phabricator can be primarily classified 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, Phabricator provides the following key features:

  • reviewing code before it hits master
  • auditing code after it hits master
  • hosting Git/Hg/SVN repositories

"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the primary reason why developers consider Android Studio over the competitors, whereas "Open Source" was stated as the key factor in picking Phabricator.

Google, Lyft, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Android Studio, whereas Phabricator is used by Facebook, Dropbox, and Coursera. Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 928 company stacks & 691 developers stacks; compared to Phabricator, which is listed in 52 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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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 Phabricator
  • 174
    Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet
  • 103
    Google's official android ide
  • 37
    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
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Built in Emulator
  • 2
    Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 29
    Code Review
  • 25
    Supports Git/Hg/SVN
  • 18
    Bug Tracking
  • 17
    Audit Source Code
  • 11
    Unlimited Repo Support
  • 10
    Software Engineering Platform
  • 10
    Super fast task creation
  • 9
    Flexible Project Management
  • 8
    Project Management
  • 5
    Self hosted
  • 4
    Building Better Software
  • 2
    Best Integration with Gitlab
  • 2
    Complete set for collaborating on software development
  • 1
    Powerful, Complete, Fast, Reliable and Open Source
  • 1
    Straightforward code review process
  • 1
    Workflow
  • 1
    Very effective system, does all PM & code org needed

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Cons of Android Studio
Cons of Phabricator
  • 4
    Slow emulator
  • 4
    Huge memory usage
  • 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
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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 Phabricator?

    Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications that help software companies build better software.

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    What are some alternatives to Android Studio and Phabricator?
    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’s 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’s 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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