Visual Studio vs. Xcode vs. NetBeans IDE

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Description

What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance 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.

What is NetBeans IDE?

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

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Visual Studio?
797 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
What companies use Xcode?
1191 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What companies use NetBeans IDE?
75 companies on StackShare use NetBeans IDE

Integrations

What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio
What tools integrate with Xcode?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode
What tools integrate with NetBeans IDE?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with NetBeans IDE

What are some alternatives to Visual Studio, Xcode, and NetBeans IDE?

  • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
  • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
  • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers
  • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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