Xtend vs Cursive: What are the differences?
What is Xtend? Flexible and expressive dialect of Java. It is a flexible and expressive dialect of Java, which compiles into readable Java 8 compatible source code. You can use any existing Java library seamlessly. The compiled output is readable and pretty-printed, and tends to run as fast as the equivalent handwritten Java code.
What is Cursive? Clojure IDE that understands your code. It is the Clojure(Script) IDE that understands your code. Advanced structural editing, refactorings, VCS integration and much more, all out of the box.
Xtend and Cursive are primarily classified as "Language Extensions" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Xtend are:
- Works great on Android
- Advanced support for code generation
- Works well with Java 8 APIs
On the other hand, Cursive provides the following key features:
- Code completion
- Syntax highlighting
- First class ClojureScript support
Cursive is an open source tool with 434 GitHub stars and 5 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cursive's open source repository on GitHub.