PlatformIO vs. Xcode vs. IntelliJ IDEA

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What is PlatformIO?

PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling.

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 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.
Why do developers choose PlatformIO?
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Why do developers choose Xcode?
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Why do developers choose IntelliJ IDEA?
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What are the cons of using PlatformIO?
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How much does PlatformIO cost?
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What companies use PlatformIO?
2 companies on StackShare use PlatformIO
What companies use Xcode?
1327 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What companies use IntelliJ IDEA?
1040 companies on StackShare use IntelliJ IDEA
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What tools integrate with Xcode?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode
What tools integrate with IntelliJ IDEA?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with IntelliJ IDEA

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

  • 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
  • PyCharm - The Most Intelligent Python IDE

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