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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 Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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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    What are some alternatives to Android Studio, Visual Studio, and Xcode?
    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.
    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.
    Flutter
    Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
    Appcelerator
    Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.
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    Reviews of Android Studio, Visual Studio, and Xcode
    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.

    Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

    Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

    How developers use Android Studio, Visual Studio, and Xcode
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    DigitalPermits uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

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    Daniel Kovacs uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

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    Promethean TV uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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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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    Ryan VanBelkum uses XcodeXcode

    Even though React Native takes care of most of the heavy lifting, there are still some cases where we need xcode. These cases include app icon integration, mobile deployments, loading screens, ect...

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    papaver uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

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    Refractal uses XcodeXcode

    Xcode is our primary development platform for iOS applications, with a very fully featured set of dev tools for the platform. For everything else, there's Sublime Text 3.

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    Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).

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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.

    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.

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    Nick De Cooman uses XcodeXcode

    Experience with Xcode in the context of iOS development. This includes Storyboards, Debugging tools and the Simulator.

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    Ujjwal Bhujel uses XcodeXcode

    QA and Testing have been so much easier with the help of its simulators on Apple Devices like; iPhones and iPads.

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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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    Promethean TV uses XcodeXcode

    PrometheanTV provides SDKs for IOS devices and utilizes the XCode IDE for development and testing purposes.

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