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Visual Studio Alternatives & Competitors

(2,585)4.4 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Visual Studio? Tons of people want Java Integrated Development Environments (IDE) . Xcode, Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Visual Studio.

Top Alternatives to Visual Studio

  • Xcode
  • Eclipse
  • NetBeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Android Studio

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Visual Studio

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  1. Xcode

    (772)4.1 out of 5

    Xcode 6 introduces a radically new way to design and build software. Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and, when combined with Xcode tools, makes programming a delightfully live experience. Live rendering within Interface Builder displays your hand-written UI code within the design canvas, instantly reflecting changes you type in code.

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  2. Xcode 6 introduces a radically new way to design and build software. Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and, when combined with Xcode tools, makes programming a delightfully live experience. Live rendering within Interface Builder displays your hand-written UI code within the design canvas, instantly reflecting changes you type in code.

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    TP
    Xcode has a great UI and there are lots of tutorials to follow to learn coding with xcode. The most important factor is that xcode is easy to use and it is far more speed than the android studio.
    #2
    #2
  3. Eclipse

    (2,187)4.2 out of 5

    Eclipse is famous for our Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), but our C/C++ IDE and PHP IDE are pretty cool too. You can easily combine language support and other features into any of our default packages, and the Eclipse Marketplace allows for virtually unlimited customization and extension.

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  4. Eclipse is famous for our Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), but our C/C++ IDE and PHP IDE are pretty cool too. You can easily combine language support and other features into any of our default packages, and the Eclipse Marketplace allows for virtually unlimited customization and extension.

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    Frédéric W.
    FW
    Robust, lot of extensions helpfull for php

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Eclipse is:

    Slower to reach roi
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    #3
    #3
  5. NetBeans

    (620)4.1 out of 5

    NetBeans IDE. The Smarter and Faster Way to Code. Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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  6. NetBeans IDE. The Smarter and Faster Way to Code. Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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    BJ
    The best thing about Netbeans is its plugin for the autocomplete that works brilliantly for the development of applications in the languages of Java and PHP. (They are the ones that I have tried, I...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, NetBeans is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    #4
    #4
  7. IntelliJ IDEA

    (1,663)4.6 out of 5

    IntelliJ IDEA includes an amazing set of tools which work out-of-the-box: support for Maven, Gradle and STS; integration with Git, SVN, Mercurial; built-in Database Tools; and many more.

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  8. IntelliJ IDEA includes an amazing set of tools which work out-of-the-box: support for Maven, Gradle and STS; integration with Git, SVN, Mercurial; built-in Database Tools; and many more.

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    Ehsan Robbany C.
    EC
    The interface mostly and also the functionalities. It provides better coding environment than other IDEs.

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, IntelliJ IDEA is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Better at support
    More expensive
    #5
    #5
  9. Android Studio

    (375)4.5 out of 5

    Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:

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  10. Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:

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    CM
    What I like best about Android Studio is how they auto-suggest for me code as I write on the editor. This makes it easier for me to know what to write next on my code. I also like how Android...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Android Studio is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #6
    #6
  11. OutSystems

    (399)4.6 out of 5

    OutSystems is a modern application platform, with AI-powered automation across the entire application lifecycle to help you build applications quickly, build them right, and build them for the future.

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  12. OutSystems is a modern application platform, with AI-powered automation across the entire application lifecycle to help you build applications quickly, build them right, and build them for the future.

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    André P.
    AP
    I come from traditional developments languages, so when I started using Outsystems I noticed it was easy to understand, before I was very apprehensive because I didn't think it was possible to...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, OutSystems is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable
    #7
    #7
  13. Salesforce Mobile

    (410)4.2 out of 5

    Rapidly build native, web and hybrid mobile apps for iOS and Android using the open source Salesforce Platform Mobile SDKs.

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  14. Rapidly build native, web and hybrid mobile apps for iOS and Android using the open source Salesforce Platform Mobile SDKs.

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    Narendhar R.
    NR
    Easy configuration and offline application capabilities and security of the application. End users can customize some of the options and Offline capabilities are useful in trmote areas.

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Salesforce Mobile is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    #8
    #8
  15. Code::Blocks

    (63)4.4 out of 5

    Code::Blocks is a free C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.

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  16. Code::Blocks is a free C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.

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    Mehul S.
    MS
    One of the best things i liked baout code blocks is that it supports multiple compilers such as Borland C++, Microsoft Visual C++ and many more. It also supports different programming languages...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Code::Blocks is:

    More usable
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    #9
  17. CLion

    (42)4.4 out of 5

    CLion will take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Knowing your code through and through, it can boost your productivity with smart and relevant code completion, full coding assistance including customizable coding styles, keymaps and various project views, and instant navigation to a symbol's declaration or usages.

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  18. CLion will take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Knowing your code through and through, it can boost your productivity with smart and relevant code completion, full coding assistance including customizable coding styles, keymaps and various project views, and instant navigation to a symbol's declaration or usages.

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    UB
    Very easy to use IDE.It integrates very well with version control software like Git. Student evaluation period is free
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  19. AWS Cloud9

    (54)4.4 out of 5

    AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser.

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  20. AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser.

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    UE
    AWS Cloud9 has support for a wide variety of programming languages meaning that the user does not need to download many different IDEs and deal with many compilers. Organizing between languages is...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, AWS Cloud9 is:

    Easier to admin
    More usable
    Better at support
    #11
    #11
  21. Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

    (283)4.6 out of 5

    Syncfusion's Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is a suite of components and frameworks for developing web, mobile, and desktop applications.

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  22. Syncfusion's Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is a suite of components and frameworks for developing web, mobile, and desktop applications.

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    UF
    Not only does Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition offer all the components the developer needs, but it continues to enrich them with new version updates and rich feature additions. It is...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is:

    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
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    #12
  23. Nuclide

    (15)3.8 out of 5

    A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

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  24. A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

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    Tomás C.
    TC
    Nuclide is based in ATOM IDE and it contains a lot of plugins that improve the usability and the productivity of the developer that is using it. It's awesome for web development.
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    #13
  25. Rider

    (36)4.2 out of 5

    Rider is a full-fledged, cross-platform .NET IDE. Rider can open, manage, build and debug a wide variety of .NET Framework, Mono and .NET Core based solutions, and provides editing support for most languages used in .NET development: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET syntax, XAML, XML, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, and SQL.

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  26. Rider is a full-fledged, cross-platform .NET IDE. Rider can open, manage, build and debug a wide variety of .NET Framework, Mono and .NET Core based solutions, and provides editing support for most languages used in .NET development: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET syntax, XAML, XML, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, and SQL.

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    KC
    It's a lot easier to use and more intuitive than the alternatives. The CPU and memory use is a lot lower and the syntax highlighting works as it should be. I always were slightly annoyed whenever...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Rider is:

    Better at support
    More usable
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    #14
  27. Firebase

    (135)4.5 out of 5

    Create a database remotely, access with javascript

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  28. Create a database remotely, access with javascript

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    Ali X.
    AX
    - Easy integration with Android studio - I develop android apps - Well documented and easy to implement SDK - Real-time analytics like crash reports and number of installs etc. If your app does...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Firebase is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
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    #15
  29. ServiceNow Now Platform

    (248)4.0 out of 5

    The Now Platform delivers a System of Action for the enterprise. Using a single data model, it makes it easy to create contextual workflows and automate business processes. The platform's Intelligent Automation Engine combines machine learning with automated actions to dramatically reduce costs and speed time‑to‑resolution.

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  30. The Now Platform delivers a System of Action for the enterprise. Using a single data model, it makes it easy to create contextual workflows and automate business processes. The platform's Intelligent Automation Engine combines machine learning with automated actions to dramatically reduce costs and speed time‑to‑resolution.

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    UC
    I like that it's flexible/customizable, easy to add the needed fields including approval workflow. It can also integrate with other applications such as Strongpoint, which makes it easier to track...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, ServiceNow Now Platform is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
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    #16
  31. Oracle JDeveloper

    (119)4.0 out of 5

    Oracle JDeveloper is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development of Java-based SOA and Java EE applications. JDeveloper offers complete end-to-end development to Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications with support for the full development life cycle.

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  32. Oracle JDeveloper is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development of Java-based SOA and Java EE applications. JDeveloper offers complete end-to-end development to Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications with support for the full development life cycle.

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    Joe C.
    JC
    The version that i used 11g, it was a great software version. It was a little easier to create code and modify the structure in the project that your working in. I found it easier to bind...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Oracle JDeveloper is:

    Slower to reach roi
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    #17
  33. Arduino IDE

    (97)4.5 out of 5

    The Arduino integrated development environment (IDE) is a cross-platform application between Processing and Wiring, its a software work with Arduino hardware and it introduce programming to artists and other newcomers unfamiliar with software development.

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  34. The Arduino integrated development environment (IDE) is a cross-platform application between Processing and Wiring, its a software work with Arduino hardware and it introduce programming to artists and other newcomers unfamiliar with software development.

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    Rodrigo M.
    RM
    Easy to install and easy to use. Recent updates have made the management of libraries much easier. I use it for several versions of Arduinos and with the recent ESP32.

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Arduino IDE is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
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    #18
  35. BlueJ

    (114)3.9 out of 5

    BlueJ is a development environment that allows you to develop Java programs quickly and easily. Its main features are that it is: Simple, designed for teaching, interactive, portable, mature and innovative.

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  36. BlueJ is a development environment that allows you to develop Java programs quickly and easily. Its main features are that it is: Simple, designed for teaching, interactive, portable, mature and innovative.

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    David H.
    DH
    Nothing. It is literally better to use an online Java compiler such as https://www.compilejava.net/ than use this program.

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, BlueJ is:

    Easier to admin
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    #19
  37. Corona SDK

    (10)4.2 out of 5

    Creators of Corona SDK. Cross-platform development of 2D apps and games on iOS, Android, OS X, Windows and Windows Phone 8.

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  38. Creators of Corona SDK. Cross-platform development of 2D apps and games on iOS, Android, OS X, Windows and Windows Phone 8.

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    AI
    At the time, Corona SDK was a very innovative way to get simple 2D games to mobile platforms without the burden of major league native language development.
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    #20
  39. Selenium IDE

    (99)4.1 out of 5

    Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium scripts. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly record and play back tests in the actual environment that they will run in.

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  40. Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium scripts. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly record and play back tests in the actual environment that they will run in.

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    VK
    Manual QA testing elimination as selenium has better quality assurance.Very strong user support as it is open source.Easy integration with other testing framework such as Junit.Integration with CI...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Visual Studio, Selenium IDE is:

    Slower to reach roi