Visual Studio vs. Xcode vs. IntelliJ IDEA

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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 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 Visual Studio?
Why do you like Visual Studio?

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 Visual Studio?
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What are the cons of using Xcode?
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What are the cons of using IntelliJ IDEA?
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How much does Visual Studio cost?
How much does Xcode cost?
How much does IntelliJ IDEA cost?
What companies use Visual Studio?
905 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
What companies use Xcode?
1325 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What companies use IntelliJ IDEA?
1038 companies on StackShare use IntelliJ IDEA
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 IntelliJ IDEA?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with IntelliJ IDEA

What are some alternatives to Visual Studio, Xcode, and IntelliJ IDEA?

  • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
  • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers
  • PyCharm - The Most Intelligent Python IDE
  • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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