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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.

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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      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.
      NetBeans IDE
      NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
      ReSharper
      It is a popular developer productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio. It automates most of what can be automated in your coding routines. It finds compiler errors, runtime errors, redundancies, and code smells right as you type, suggesting intelligent corrections for them.
      Atom
      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
      AppCode
      It is an integrated development environment for Swift, Objective-C, C, C++, and JavaScript development built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA platform. It takes care of your routine tasks and saves you from extra typing.
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      Sezgi Ulucam
      Sezgi Ulucam
      Developer Advocate at Hasura · | 7 upvotes · 179.8K views
      Expo
      Expo
      Xcode
      Xcode
      React Native
      React Native
      Android Studio
      Android Studio
      Android SDK
      Android SDK

      I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

      The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 8 upvotes · 82.3K views
      atSmartZipSmartZip
      Xcode
      Xcode
      Objective-C
      Objective-C
      Android Studio
      Android Studio
      React Native
      React Native
      #MobileDev

      As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

      Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

      Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

      After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

      After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

      Feedback around React Native was very positive. And I doubt - for the kind of application we had - no one would want to go back to two or more code bases. Our application was still as Native as it gets. And no feature or device capability was compromised.

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      Andrey Kurdyumov
      Andrey Kurdyumov
      Sr. Software developer · | 6 upvotes · 37.3K views
      Visual Studio
      Visual Studio
      IntelliJ IDEA
      IntelliJ IDEA

      I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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      Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

      Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

      How developers use CLion, 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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      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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      Marc3842h uses CLionCLion

      CLion is used to build shiro.

      It is the primary IDE for development on shiro and the source control repository comes with predefined scripts for easy development and testing of shiro.

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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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      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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      Promethean TV uses XcodeXcode

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

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