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Description

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Visual Studio?
  • Why do you like Visual Studio?

    Why do developers choose Xcode?
    Why do you like Xcode?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using Visual Studio?
    No Cons submitted yet for Visual Studio
    Downsides of Visual Studio?

    What are the cons of using Xcode?
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    Companies

    What companies use Visual Studio?
    534 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
    What companies use Xcode?
    890 companies on StackShare use Xcode

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio
    What tools integrate with Xcode?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Xcode

    What are some alternatives to Visual Studio and Xcode?

    • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
    • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
    • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers
    • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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