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Description

What is Visual Studio?

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

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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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use Visual Studio?
    535 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
    What companies use Xcode?
    891 companies on StackShare use Xcode
    What companies use Eclipse?
    232 companies on StackShare use Eclipse

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio
    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 Visual Studio, Xcode, and Eclipse?

    • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
    • 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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