Visual Studio vs Xcode: What are the differences?
Developers describe Visual Studio as "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. On the other hand, Xcode is detailed as "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.
Visual Studio and Xcode belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.
"Intellisense, ui" is the top reason why over 270 developers like Visual Studio, while over 127 developers mention "IOS Development" as the leading cause for choosing Xcode.
Intuit, Starbucks, and Yahoo! are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio, whereas Xcode is used by Pinterest, Instacart, and Lyft. Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 676 company stacks & 1009 developers stacks; compared to Xcode, which is listed in 1051 company stacks and 603 developer stacks.
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