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.