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Arduino IDE vs Xcode: What are the differences?

Arduino IDE: A cross-platform application integrated development environment *. It makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software; *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.

Arduino IDE and Xcode can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

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Pros of Arduino IDE
Pros of Xcode
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    Larger community online
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    IOS Development
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    Personal assistant on steroids
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    Easy setup
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    Excellent integration with Clang
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    Beautiful
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    Built-in everything
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    Con

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Cons of Arduino IDE
Cons of Xcode
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    No debugger
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    Massively bloated and complicated for smaller projects
  • 3
    Horrible auto completiting and text editing
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    Slow startup
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    Very slow emulator

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What is Arduino IDE?

It makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software.

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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What are some alternatives to Arduino IDE and Xcode?
PlatformIO
PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling.
uno
We built uno, a small tool similar to uniq (the UNIX CLI tool that removes duplicates) - but with fuzziness. uno considers two lines to be equal if their edit distance is less than a specified threshold, by default set to 30%. It reads from stdin and prints the deduplicated lines to stdout.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
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.
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