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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?

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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?
    Which program for Mac is better for programming? Which program is better at coding a language then another? Is Eclipse only good for java? Can Coda do it all? Is Xcode only good for OSX/IOS coding languages and also C++?

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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?
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    Those are three very different beasts. Coda is tailored to web development, Xcode to OS X programming and Eclipse is a bit of a "do everything" IDE. You'd be better to pick a language and then decide what IDE to use.
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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Those are three very different beasts. Coda is tailored to web development, Xcode to OS X programming and Eclipse is a bit of a "do everything" IDE. You'd be better to pick a language and then decide what IDE to use.
    Xcode also allows coding C++! So, could I have all three of them installed, Coda for making websites in HTML, Xcode for C Objective and other OSX languages, and Eclipse for java programming?

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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?
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    It sure does do C++ along with C.

    If you want all three installed, go for it. No one IDE is the master of all languages so use the best tool for the job.
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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    It sure does do C++ along with C.

    If you want all three installed, go for it. No one IDE is the master of all languages so use the best tool for the job.
    I just deleted Eclipse and now I'm using Coda, Textmate, and Xcode. For Xcode you can program OSX and Windows languages because it can code C++ and C Objective. So do you suggest that I should have an IDE? If so, which would you recommend?

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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?
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    Yes..they are three different applications that can completely co-exist without any problems..
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    Coda vs Eclipse vs Xcode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macuser1232 View Post
    For Xcode you can program OSX and Windows languages because it can code C++ and C Objective.
    This is only true if you don't use libraries that are limited to one platform such as Cocoa.

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    So do you suggest that I should have an IDE? If so, which would you recommend?
    Xcode is an IDE (IDE stands for "integrated development environment") so if you're comfortable using it, stick with it. As for a recommendation, I'll give you the same one I give people deciding what browser to use: try them and decide for yourself. Choice of IDE, like browser, is a personal preference.
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