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Komodo Edit vs. Xcode , which is better?

Komodo Edit is a free text editor for dynamic programming languages. It was introduced in January 2007 to complement ActiveState's commercial Komodo IDE. As of version 4.3, Komodo Edit is built atop the Open Komodo project.

Xcode is an integrated development environment for macOS containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

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Komodo Edit and Xcode Reviews

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Komodo Edit

License restrictions specific for Komodo Edit (code should not be for production). Not so frequent extensions updates.

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Xcode

Simplicity, the way it's preventing errors and mistakes. Coding in Swift is very satisfying thanks to Xcode. You can use the Storyboards to build the front end interface. In this case everything is almost interface only, with drag and drop objects, and visual settings. I like this because it can really give the opportunity to beginners to develop apps so much easily than 100% programmatically. As an ex graphic designer this is very convenient and I am used to such an environment including UI design patterns.

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Komodo Edit

I have been using this to create my own webpage from scratch weather it is for portfolio or work based type and love it because it is clean and neat platform with easy to manage coding like using multiple tabs when creating html and css, short cut coding, quick preview and managing folders. I like how they continuously update for better improvements. Love using the preview tab to know how it would show.

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Xcode

Not the program itself but sometimes there are too many Objective C in Swift. Sometimes the errors are appearing way too fast. I don't even have the time to finish the lines of code I was writing that Xcode is already complaining and showing red errors. It can be a bit disturbing at first, but we are used to it.

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Komodo Edit

Is fast, multiplatform (Linux, Mac, Windows), and works with tons of languages. Have plugins for lots of usecases, like SFTP remote servers, or code tree.


No need of a "Project" concept like Eclipse. Unless you want, so you can have it.

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Xcode

The best thing about xcode is that it's created by Apple and the ease of creating ios apps, for both iPhone and iPad, is very large. You can not only create the app, but also manage the UI, prepare the app for testing, upload to production...


The debugging tool is the best I have used, the use of breakpoints, memory and power management is very good and helps the developer a lot.


I love that there is an emulator with all iPhone and iPad devices to test all screen sizes. Also, one of my favorite features (included not long ago) is the ability to launch the app on your iPhone without having to connect it to your Mac.

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Komodo Edit

Opening via command line is clumsy at best on OSX. Wad not found a way to open a file just on the needed line right away from the command line, like on VIM

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Xcode

Difference and similar

Price

Komodo Edit

$0

Xcode

$99 or $299 per year

Developer

Komodo Edit

ActiveState

Xcode

Apple Inc.

Source model

Komodo Edit

Open Source

Xcode

Closed

Written in

Komodo Edit

C++, C, XUL, Perl, Python, JavaScript, Tcl

Xcode

Objective-C

Stable release

Komodo Edit

July 11, 2017

Xcode

May 10, 2018

Initial release

Komodo Edit

November 2007

Xcode

2003

OS Supported

Komodo Edit

  • Windows 7 and later
  • MacOS
  • Red Hat Enterprise
  • CentOS
  • Fedora
  • OpenSUSE
  • Ubuntu

Xcode

MacOS

RAM

Komodo Edit

Xcode

At least 4 GB of RAM

Processor

Komodo Edit

Xcode

1.5 Ghz

Available language

Komodo Edit

English

Xcode

English

Size

Komodo Edit

~74.6 MB

Xcode

2.94 GB

Website

Komodo Edit

komodoide.com/komodo-edit

Xcode

developer.apple.com/xcode/

Programming Languages

Komodo Edit

  • Python
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Tcl
  • SQL
  • Smarty
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • XML

Xcode

  • C
  • C++
  • Objective-C
  • Objective-C++
  • Java
  • AppleScript
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • ResEdit
  • Swift

Plugin

Komodo Edit

community.komodoide.com/packages

Xcode

Refer here

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Komodo Edit

Xcode