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JetBrains Rider vs Xcode: What are the differences?
What is JetBrains Rider? A cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper. It supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono based projects. This lets you develop a wide array of applications including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET and.
What is Xcode? The complete toolset for building great apps. 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.
JetBrains Rider and Xcode belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by JetBrains Rider are:
- live code inspection
On the other hand, Xcode provides the following key features:
- Source Editor
- Assistant Editor
- Asset Catalog
Pinterest, Instacart, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Xcode, whereas JetBrains Rider is used by UGroop, Quote Software, Inc., and Hivemind. Xcode has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1052 company stacks & 604 developers stacks; compared to JetBrains Rider, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
Pros of JetBrains Rider
- ReSharper for VS bundled4
- Runs on Linux3
- NuGet package manager3
- Debug & Trace support3
- SQL editing tools2
- Refactoring support2
- Free for Open Source projects2
- 64-bit process2
- Solution-wide refactoring2
Pros of Xcode
- IOS Development130
- Personal assistant on steroids33
- Easy setup29
- Excellent integration with Clang17
- Built-in everything1
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Cons of JetBrains Rider
- Costs money3
Cons of Xcode
- Massively bloated and complicated for smaller projects6
- Horrible auto completiting and text editing3
- Slow startup1
- Very slow emulator1