Visual Studio vs. Xcode



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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.

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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?
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What are the cons of using Xcode?
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Companies

What companies use Visual Studio?
816 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
What companies use Xcode?
1218 companies on StackShare use Xcode

Integrations

What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
16 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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