Visual Studio vs. Xcode vs. Eclipse

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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.
Why do developers choose Visual Studio?
Why do you like Visual Studio?

Why do developers choose Xcode?
Why do you like Xcode?

Why do developers choose Eclipse?
Why do you like Eclipse?

What are the cons of using Visual Studio?
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Downsides of Visual Studio?

What are the cons of using Xcode?
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What are the cons of using Eclipse?
Downsides of Eclipse?

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What companies use Visual Studio?
905 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
What companies use Xcode?
1326 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What companies use Eclipse?
334 companies on StackShare use Eclipse
What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
19 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio
What tools integrate with Xcode?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode
What tools integrate with Eclipse?
9 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
  • PyCharm - The Most Intelligent Python IDE

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