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Description

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.

Pros

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

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

Cons

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

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

Companies

What companies use Xcode?
890 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What companies use Eclipse?
232 companies on StackShare use Eclipse

Integrations

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 Xcode and Eclipse?

  • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
  • 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

See all alternatives to Xcode

Latest News

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Announcing Xcode 9 Availability on the MacOS Platform


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