PyCharm vs Xcode: What are the differences?
PyCharm and Xcode can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.
Some of the features offered by PyCharm are:
- Syntax highlighting
- Auto-Indentation and code formatting
- Code completion
On the other hand, Xcode provides the following key features:
- Source Editor
- Assistant Editor
- Asset Catalog
"Smart auto-completion" is the top reason why over 93 developers like PyCharm, while over 127 developers mention "IOS Development" as the leading cause for choosing Xcode.
Instacart, Lyft, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Xcode, whereas PyCharm is used by Lyft, Abilian, and Critizr. Xcode has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1039 company stacks & 585 developers stacks; compared to PyCharm, which is listed in 357 company stacks and 507 developer stacks.
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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/
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.
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...
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.
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.
Experience with Xcode in the context of iOS development. This includes Storyboards, Debugging tools and the Simulator.
QA and Testing have been so much easier with the help of its simulators on Apple Devices like; iPhones and iPads.
I used pycharm for Machine learning. Then I switched back to sublime and I am going to try atom now.
PrometheanTV provides SDKs for IOS devices and utilizes the XCode IDE for development and testing purposes.
Free for community projects... Must try for those looking for Python IDEs. Works out of the box.
- great editor
- helpful configurations, though tedious
- online docs (rival stackoverflow)