IntelliJ IDEA vs. Xcode vs. Eclipse

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Description

What is IntelliJ IDEA?

Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.

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 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.

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Companies

What companies use IntelliJ IDEA?
910 companies on StackShare use IntelliJ IDEA
What companies use Xcode?
1191 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What companies use Eclipse?
324 companies on StackShare use Eclipse

Integrations

What tools integrate with IntelliJ IDEA?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with IntelliJ IDEA
What tools integrate with Xcode?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode
What tools integrate with Eclipse?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Eclipse

What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA, Xcode, and Eclipse?

  • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
  • 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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