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Android Studio vs PyCharm: What are the differences?

Developers describe Android Studio as "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. On the other hand, PyCharm is detailed as "The Most Intelligent Python IDE". PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!.

Android Studio and PyCharm belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

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, PyCharm provides the following key features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Auto-Indentation and code formatting
  • Code completion

"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the primary reason why developers consider Android Studio over the competitors, whereas "Smart auto-completion" was stated as the key factor in picking PyCharm.

Lyft, Zillow, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Android Studio, whereas PyCharm is used by Lyft, Abilian, and Critizr. Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 916 company stacks & 670 developers stacks; compared to PyCharm, which is listed in 357 company stacks and 507 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 PyCharm?

PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!

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    What are some alternatives to Android Studio and PyCharm?
    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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    Reviews of Android Studio and PyCharm
    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 PyCharm
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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.

    Avatar of Yaakov Gesher
    Yaakov Gesher uses PyCharmPyCharm

    PyCharm is our preferred IDE for python apps, for all its simple awesomeness in writing code, as well as the ease with which you can run a Django shell, a web server, or run tests.

    Avatar of Antoine Praet
    Antoine Praet uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

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

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

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

    Avatar of MadElf1337
    MadElf1337 uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

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

    Avatar of Eliana Abraham
    Eliana Abraham uses PyCharmPyCharm

    I used pycharm for Machine learning. Then I switched back to sublime and I am going to try atom now.

    Avatar of Nick De Cooman
    Nick De Cooman uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

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

    Avatar of Viraat Chandra
    Viraat Chandra uses PyCharmPyCharm

    Free for community projects... Must try for those looking for Python IDEs. Works out of the box.

    Avatar of BobStein
    BobStein uses PyCharmPyCharm
    • great editor
    • helpful configurations, though tedious
    • online docs (rival stackoverflow)
    Avatar of Seungkwon Park
    Seungkwon Park uses PyCharmPyCharm

    처음 파이썬을 배웠을 때 pycharm으로 배웠습니다. 지금은 빔을 사용하기 때문에 사용하진 않습니다.

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