JetBrains Rider vs Xcode

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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
  • fast
  • responsive

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.

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Pros of JetBrains Rider
Pros of Xcode
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    Debug & Trace support
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    ReSharper for VS bundled
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    Free for Open Source projects
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    Runs on Linux
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    Refactoring support
  • 129
    IOS Development
  • 32
    Personal assistant on steroids
  • 29
    Easy setup
  • 17
    Excellent integration with Clang
  • 1
    Beautiful
  • 1
    Built-in everything
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    Con

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Cons of JetBrains Rider
Cons of Xcode
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    Costs money
  • 4
    Massively bloated and complicated for smaller projects
  • 2
    Horrible auto completiting and text editing
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    Very slow emulator

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What is JetBrains Rider?

It supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono based projects. It lets you develop a wide range of applications including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET Core web 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.

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What are some alternatives to JetBrains Rider and Xcode?
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
ReSharper
It is a popular developer productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio. It automates most of what can be automated in your coding routines. It finds compiler errors, runtime errors, redundancies, and code smells right as you type, suggesting intelligent corrections for them.
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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.
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