PyCharm vs Visual Studio vs Xcode

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

PyCharm
PyCharm

4.7K
3.8K
+ 1
379
Visual Studio
Visual Studio

9.4K
7.7K
+ 1
926
Xcode
Xcode

5.9K
4K
+ 1
210
- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -

What is PyCharm?

PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!

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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose PyCharm?
Why do developers choose Visual Studio?
Why do developers choose Xcode?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
    Jobs that mention PyCharm, Visual Studio, and Xcode as a desired skillset
    What companies use PyCharm?
    What companies use Visual Studio?
    What companies use Xcode?

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

    What tools integrate with PyCharm?
    What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
    What tools integrate with Xcode?

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

    What are some alternatives to PyCharm, Visual Studio, and Xcode?
    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.
    IntelliJ IDEA
    Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
    Jupyter
    The Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive computing platform. The notebook combines live code, equations, narrative text, visualizations, interactive dashboards and other media.
    Visual Studio Code
    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
    Anaconda
    A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
    See all alternatives
    Decisions about PyCharm, Visual Studio, and Xcode
    Sezgi Ulucam
    Sezgi Ulucam
    Developer Advocate at Hasura · | 7 upvotes · 179.8K views
    Expo
    Expo
    Xcode
    Xcode
    React Native
    React Native
    Android Studio
    Android Studio
    Android SDK
    Android SDK

    I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

    The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

    See more
    Julien DeFrance
    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 8 upvotes · 82.3K views
    atSmartZipSmartZip
    Xcode
    Xcode
    Objective-C
    Objective-C
    Android Studio
    Android Studio
    React Native
    React Native
    #MobileDev

    As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

    Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

    Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

    After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

    After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

    Feedback around React Native was very positive. And I doubt - for the kind of application we had - no one would want to go back to two or more code bases. Our application was still as Native as it gets. And no feature or device capability was compromised.

    See more
    Andrey Kurdyumov
    Andrey Kurdyumov
    Sr. Software developer · | 6 upvotes · 37.3K views
    Visual Studio
    Visual Studio
    IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA

    I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

    See more
    Interest over time
    Reviews of PyCharm, Visual Studio, and Xcode
    Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

    Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

    How developers use PyCharm, Visual Studio, and Xcode
    Avatar of DigitalPermits
    DigitalPermits uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

    Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
    Daniel Kovacs uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

    Avatar of Ryan VanBelkum
    Ryan VanBelkum uses XcodeXcode

    Even though React Native takes care of most of the heavy lifting, there are still some cases where we need xcode. These cases include app icon integration, mobile deployments, loading screens, ect...

    Avatar of papaver
    papaver uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

    Avatar of Yaakov Gesher
    Yaakov Gesher uses PyCharmPyCharm

    PyCharm is our preferred IDE for python apps, for all its simple awesomeness in writing code, as well as the ease with which you can run a Django shell, a web server, or run tests.

    Avatar of Refractal
    Refractal uses XcodeXcode

    Xcode is our primary development platform for iOS applications, with a very fully featured set of dev tools for the platform. For everything else, there's Sublime Text 3.

    Avatar of Ariestya Dibyanugraha
    Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).

    Avatar of Nick De Cooman
    Nick De Cooman uses XcodeXcode

    Experience with Xcode in the context of iOS development. This includes Storyboards, Debugging tools and the Simulator.

    Avatar of Ujjwal Bhujel
    Ujjwal Bhujel uses XcodeXcode

    QA and Testing have been so much easier with the help of its simulators on Apple Devices like; iPhones and iPads.

    Avatar of Eliana Abraham
    Eliana Abraham uses PyCharmPyCharm

    I used pycharm for Machine learning. Then I switched back to sublime and I am going to try atom now.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses XcodeXcode

    PrometheanTV provides SDKs for IOS devices and utilizes the XCode IDE for development and testing purposes.

    Avatar of Viraat Chandra
    Viraat Chandra uses PyCharmPyCharm

    Free for community projects... Must try for those looking for Python IDEs. Works out of the box.

    Avatar of BobStein
    BobStein uses PyCharmPyCharm
    • great editor
    • helpful configurations, though tedious
    • online docs (rival stackoverflow)
    Avatar of Seungkwon Park
    Seungkwon Park uses PyCharmPyCharm

    처음 파이썬을 배웠을 때 pycharm으로 배웠습니다. 지금은 빔을 사용하기 때문에 사용하진 않습니다.

    How much does PyCharm cost?
    How much does Visual Studio cost?
    How much does Xcode cost?
    Pricing unavailable
    Pricing unavailable
    Pricing unavailable