Coverity Scan vs Visual Studio

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Coverity Scan vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?

Developers describe Coverity Scan as "Find and fix defects in your Java, C/C++ or C# open source project for free". Coverity's implementation of static analysis can follow all the possible paths of execution through source code (including interprocedurally) and find defects and vulnerabilities caused by the conjunction of statements that are not errors independent of each other. On the other hand, Visual Studio is detailed as "State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between". Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

Coverity Scan belongs to "Code Review" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

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The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.

The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)

After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)

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First of all - Android Studio and Visual Studio are IDE's. Tools to create code. What you are asking is programming framework. I assume that when you are talking about Android Studio you mean Native Android Development and by Visual Studio you mean Xamarin.

If you want to create crossplatform app then Native Android Development is NOT a way to go. Xamarin might work for you, BUT - you'd rather recommend you to go with Flutter. It's much more performant than Xamarin, programming model is friendlier for developer and technology seems just more refined. It's also officially supported by google, so no worries about support.

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Pros of Coverity Scan
Pros of Visual Studio
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    • 298
      Intellisense, ui
    • 238
      Complete ide and debugger
    • 162
      Plug-ins
    • 101
      Integrated
    • 92
      Documentation
    • 35
      Fast
    • 34
      Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
    • 30
      Free Community edition
    • 23
      Simple
    • 17
      Bug free
    • 7
      Made by Microsoft
    • 5
      Full free community version
    • 3
      Productivity Power Tools
    • 3
      JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
    • 2
      VIM integration
    • 2
      Vim mode
    • 1
      The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
    • 1
      I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful

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    Cons of Coverity Scan
    Cons of Visual Studio
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      • 14
        Bulky
      • 12
        Made by Microsoft
      • 3
        Only avalible on Windows
      • 1
        Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update

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      What is Coverity Scan?

      Coverity's implementation of static analysis can follow all the possible paths of execution through source code (including interprocedurally) and find defects and vulnerabilities caused by the conjunction of statements that are not errors independent of each other.

      What is Visual Studio?

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

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