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Description

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.

What is CLion?

Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings.

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    Why do developers choose Xcode?
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    Why do developers choose CLion?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Visual Studio?
    No Cons submitted yet for Visual Studio
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    What are the cons of using Xcode?
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    What are the cons of using CLion?
    No Cons submitted yet for CLion
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    Pricing

    How much does Visual Studio cost?
    How much does Xcode cost?
    How much does CLion cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Visual Studio?
    527 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
    What companies use Xcode?
    873 companies on StackShare use Xcode
    What companies use CLion?
    9 companies on StackShare use CLion

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio
    What tools integrate with Xcode?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode
    What tools integrate with CLion?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with CLion

    What are some alternatives to Visual Studio, Xcode, and CLion?

    • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
    • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
    • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers
    • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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