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Description

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 PhpStorm?

PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.

What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Xcode?
    909 companies on StackShare use Xcode
    What companies use PhpStorm?
    561 companies on StackShare use PhpStorm
    What companies use NetBeans IDE?
    57 companies on StackShare use NetBeans IDE

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Xcode?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode
    What tools integrate with PhpStorm?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with PhpStorm
    What tools integrate with NetBeans IDE?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with NetBeans IDE

    What are some alternatives to Xcode, PhpStorm, and NetBeans IDE?

    • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
    • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
    • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
    • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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    Latest News

    New Tools for 64-bit Support in Xcode 9.3 Beta
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    Announcing Xcode 9 Availability on the MacOS Platform
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    PhpStorm 2018.1. EAP 181.3494.16
    Getting PhpStorm ready for XDebug 2.6


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