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Xcode vs Lazarus: What are the differences?

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.

What is Lazarus? A Delphi-compatible cross-platform IDE. It is a Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.

Xcode and Lazarus can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

Some of the features offered by Xcode are:

  • Source Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • Asset Catalog

On the other hand, Lazarus provides the following key features:

  • Cross Platform IDE. Work on your favourite system
  • Platform independent projects out of the box. Simply copy your project to another platform and compile it
  • Build native binaries. Distribute your binaries without dependencies on any runtime environment

Lazarus is an open source tool with 256 GitHub stars and 67 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Lazarus's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Lazarus
Pros of Xcode
  • 3
    Support for Multi-Platform-Compiling
  • 2
    GUI Designer
  • 1
    True Cross-Platform
  • 1
    Refactoring
  • 1
    IOS and Android Development
  • 1
    Cross Platform Development
  • 1
    True Cross Platform
  • 1
    Performance
  • 1
    Opensource
  • 1
    Friendly IRC + Forum Community
  • 1
    Amazing Community
  • 1
    Code Completion
  • 1
    Visual GUI Designer
  • 1
    Code Refactoring
  • 1
    Cross Compiler
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 1
    Android and iOS Support
  • 1
    Because the pricing of Delphi is totally outrageous
  • 1
    Fast and small binaries
  • 129
    IOS Development
  • 32
    Personal assistant on steroids
  • 29
    Easy setup
  • 17
    Excellent integration with Clang
  • 1
    Beautiful
  • 1
    Built-in everything
  • 0
    Con

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Cons of Lazarus
Cons of Xcode
  • 3
    You don't end with a totally broken financial situation
  • 4
    Massively bloated and complicated for smaller projects
  • 2
    Horrible auto completiting and text editing
  • 1
    Very slow emulator

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What is Lazarus?

It is a Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.

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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