PlatformIO vs Visual Studio

PlatformIO
PlatformIO

52
80
+ 1
4
Visual Studio
Visual Studio

17.2K
13.5K
+ 1
981
Add tool

PlatformIO vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?

Developers describe PlatformIO as "Next-generation IDE for IoT". PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling. On the other hand, Visual Studio is detailed as "State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between". Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

PlatformIO and Visual Studio belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

"It is the best" is the primary reason why developers consider PlatformIO over the competitors, whereas "Intellisense, ui" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio.

PlatformIO is an open source tool with 3.18K GitHub stars and 416 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PlatformIO's open source repository on GitHub.

Advice on PlatformIO and Visual Studio

The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.

The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)

After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)

See more
Pros of PlatformIO
Pros of Visual Studio

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of PlatformIO
Cons of Visual Studio
    No cons available

    Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

    - No public GitHub repository available -

    What is PlatformIO?

    PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling.

    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 companies use PlatformIO?
    What companies use Visual Studio?

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with PlatformIO?
    What tools integrate with Visual Studio?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    What are some alternatives to PlatformIO and Visual Studio?
    Arduino
    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    Arduino IDE
    It makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software.
    Atom-IDE
    A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient.
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
    See all alternatives
    Interest over time
    News about PlatformIO
    More news