Eclipse vs NetBeans IDE vs Visual Studio

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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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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.

What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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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What are some alternatives to Eclipse, NetBeans IDE, and Visual Studio?
Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
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.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
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.
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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Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

How developers use Eclipse, NetBeans IDE, and Visual Studio
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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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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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Ralic Lo uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

NetBeans is my major java development platform. Used it for scala programming as well. Installed many plugin and wrote plenty snippet for speeding up development.

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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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Casey Smith uses EclipseEclipse

Develop and debug Java code using standard Eclipse distribution. No special plugins; standard Maven and Git integration.

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Ana Phi Sancho uses EclipseEclipse

Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 10' Linux

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Ducamp Laurent uses EclipseEclipse

I use as Java IDE for Spring. A packaged eclipse version exists. It was called STS (Spring Tool Suite).

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Sethu Senthil uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

NetBeans is a simple yet functional IDE. If you are a beginner in java, this is the way to go!

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Ademir Nuno uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

The best IDE for software development. Amazing for projects with several languages involved.

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Zachary Melacncon uses EclipseEclipse

Used for Java back-end for and Angular front-end project.

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Skriglitz uses EclipseEclipse

My IDE of choice for developing pages and backend

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Tim De Lange uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

Used as IDE for swing-based java project.

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Satoru Ishikawa uses NetBeans IDENetBeans IDE

rails3でサポートを切られたので使用終了。

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