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CLion vs Xcode: What are the differences?

Developers describe CLion as "A cross-platform IDE for C and C++". 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. On the other hand, Xcode is detailed as "The complete toolset for building great apps". 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.

CLion and Xcode belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CLion are:

  • Smart Editor
  • Code Generation
  • CMake

On the other hand, Xcode provides the following key features:

  • Source Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • Asset Catalog

"Good editor" is the primary reason why developers consider CLion over the competitors, whereas "IOS Development" was stated as the key factor in picking Xcode.

According to the StackShare community, Xcode has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1051 company stacks & 603 developers stacks; compared to CLion, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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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 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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      Avatar of Ryan VanBelkum
      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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      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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      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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