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RubyMine vs Xcode: What are the differences?

What is RubyMine? The Most Intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE. JetBrains RubyMine IDE provides a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics and delivers smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring and code analysis capabilities.

What is Xcode? The complete toolset for building great apps. 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.

RubyMine and Xcode can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

Some of the features offered by RubyMine are:

  • Intelligent Ruby Editor
  • On-the-fly code analysis
  • Rails Models Diagram, Rails Project View

On the other hand, Xcode provides the following key features:

  • Source Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • Asset Catalog

"Productive" is the primary reason why developers consider RubyMine over the competitors, whereas "IOS Development" was stated as the key factor in picking Xcode.

Pinterest, 9GAG, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Xcode, whereas RubyMine is used by Yammer, Movielala, and Verba. Xcode has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1039 company stacks & 585 developers stacks; compared to RubyMine, which is listed in 91 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

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What is RubyMine?

JetBrains RubyMine IDE provides a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics and delivers smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring and code analysis capabilities.

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.
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IntelliJ IDEA
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Atom
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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.
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Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
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Sezgi Ulucam
Sezgi Ulucam
Developer Advocate at Hasura | 7 upvotes 356.9K 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/

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Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 8 upvotes 106.2K 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.

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 11 upvotes 95.6K views
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Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
PhpStorm
PhpStorm
WebStorm
WebStorm
Prettier
Prettier
Ruby
Ruby
RubyMine
RubyMine
#Help

When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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Russel Werner
Russel Werner
Lead Engineer at StackShare | 5 upvotes 25.2K views
atStackShareStackShare
WebStorm
WebStorm
RubyMine
RubyMine
JavaScript
JavaScript

I work at the same company as you and I use WebStorm for 99% of my tasks. I also have RubyMine installed and use that when I have to tweak some backend code. I tried using RubyMine for JavaScript but was unhappy with how it felt and I believe that WebStorm is faster because it has less plugins and language extensions running. Summary: Buy and use WebStorm for primary development and keep VS Code around for when you have to touch Ruby.

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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...

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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.

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Sascha Manns uses RubyMineRubyMine

RubyMine is my favorite IDE for developing Ruby. It integrates other tools like bundler, rake and Testcases in a comfortable way.

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Ngakkan Nyaagu uses RubyMineRubyMine

RubyMine is the IDE of choice for this project due to window management, testing integration and refactoring capabilities.

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Nick De Cooman uses XcodeXcode

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

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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.

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Promethean TV uses XcodeXcode

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

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eGotickets uses RubyMineRubyMine

Best tool especially if you are inheriting codebase you didn't write

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TriLED uses RubyMineRubyMine

Used for Ruby development of our web applications

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