Android Studio vs Visual Studio

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Android Studio vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?

Android Studio: Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. 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; 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. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

Android Studio and Visual Studio can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the primary reason why developers consider Android Studio over the competitors, whereas "Intellisense, ui" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 676 company stacks & 1009 developers stacks; compared to Android Studio, which is listed in 928 company stacks and 690 developer stacks.

Pros of Android Studio
Pros of Visual Studio
  • 171
    Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet
  • 100
    Google's official android ide
  • 35
    Intelligent code editor with lots of auto-completion
  • 25
    Its powerful and robust
  • 5
    Easy creating android app
  • 3
    Amazing Layout Designer
  • 3
    Great tool & very helpful
  • 3
    Great Code Tips
  • 2
    Built in Emulator
  • 2
    Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Cc
  • 295
    Intellisense, ui
  • 235
    Complete ide and debugger
  • 160
    Plug-ins
  • 99
    Integrated
  • 90
    Documentation
  • 34
    Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
  • 32
    Fast
  • 26
    Free Community edition
  • 21
    Simple
  • 16
    Bug free
  • 5
    Made by Microsoft
  • 4
    Full free community version
  • 3
    Productivity Power Tools
  • 3
    JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
  • 2
    VIM integration
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    Vim mode
  • 1
    The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
  • 1
    I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful

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Cons of Android Studio
Cons of Visual Studio
  • 4
    Huge memory usage
  • 4
    Slow emulator
  • 2
    No checking incompatibilities
  • 2
    Complex for begginers
  • 1
    Lags behind IntelliJ IDEA
  • 1
    Slow release process
  • 13
    Bulky
  • 11
    Made by Microsoft

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What is Android Studio?

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.

What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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What are some alternatives to Android Studio and Visual Studio?
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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.
Flutter
Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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