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asked 2013-11-06 09:31:28 -0500

Asaf L gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 19:14:08 -0500

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I need a good IDE. First of all, it has to include a full automatic listing. In kdevelop you have to write 2-3 letters till it starts to list. I don't want eclipse.

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A good IDE for what?

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answered 2013-11-06 10:43:57 -0500

cobra gravatar image

You have lots of choice, and it's all down to personal preference. Just remember that there is no complete equivalent for Visual Studio, but several tools together come close.

  • Anjuta is good
  • Geany
  • CodeLite
  • Eclipse is actually quite good, if you don't mind its 'javaryness'
  • I use kdevelop for C and C++ under Linux, but I've not done any of that for a long time, it's well geared up for QT stuff.

I believe all these are free, so it'd cost very little (just a bit of bandwidth) to download and try them out. You should try to find one that you're most comfortable with.

I'm pretty sure there are dozens of others too - you could even use gedit, vim, kate, and (if you're strictly just doing code editing), VisualStudio running under Wine might even work...

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answered 2013-11-06 10:56:25 -0500

updated 2013-11-06 10:59:41 -0500

Just some others:

1 - Similar to Eclipse there's Netbeans

Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more.

2 - Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.

3 - Brackets

Brackets is an open source code editor for the web. It's built with JavaScript, HTML and CSS by web developers like you.

4 - Zend More for PHP

5 - Last but not least, VIM, with the right plugins can be very powerfull

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answered 2013-11-07 11:56:42 -0500

Gareth Jones gravatar image

Anjuta is the native IDE for GNOME and GTK+, KDevelop for KDE and Qt, although both are more flexible than that. MonoDevelop is best for Mono (.NET) applications.

Those three are the closest Linux has to Visual Studio. There are many other lighter/more-specialized options, as others have mentioned. What’s best depends on what languages and tool-kits/frameworks you’re intending to use, and personal preference. I use Vim, but I suspect that that isn’t what you’re after…

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answered 2016-01-22 03:45:45 -0500

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My choice is Codelobster

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