Visual Studio Code vs. Xcode

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What is 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.

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.
Why do developers choose Visual Studio Code?
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What are the cons of using Visual Studio Code?
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What companies use Visual Studio Code?
1448 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio Code
What companies use Xcode?
1351 companies on StackShare use Xcode
What tools integrate with Visual Studio Code?
21 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio Code
What tools integrate with Xcode?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode

What are some alternatives to Visual Studio Code and Xcode?

  • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
  • Swift - Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
  • Cocoa (OS X) - The Cocoa frameworks consist of libraries, APIs, and runtimes that form the development layer for all of OS X
  • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA

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