Alternatives to Eclipse for all platforms with any license

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    NetBeans

    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Netbeans is in my opinion quite similar to eclipse but easier to learn and use. Refactoring code (by changing the name of a variable) is a breeze. Just do Ctrl+R and the rest will follow. I have some experience using Netbeans to code Java. Right now I am eager to try it out for coding C as well. Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Geany

    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    IDE
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    IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA is a free / commercial Java IDE by JetBrains. Its design is centered on programmer productivity. A number of its features are intended to accelerate development and allow programmers to concentrate on functionality while...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    Visual Studio Code

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

    • Visual Studio Code just allows you to write code, not even run it. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    GNU Emacs

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include: ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Code::Blocks

    Code::Blocks is a free C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable. An IDE with all the features a developer need, having a consistent look, feel and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

    IDE
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    PhpStorm

    Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and support for all major tools and frameworks.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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    Aptana Studio

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Aptana is still in development on GitHub but latest version, 3.6.1, was released in October 2014. It lacks Java 8/9 features, as well as newer Javascript and HTML 5 features.
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    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother Komodo IDE) a try: it'll be worth your while. Windows, Mac, Linux? Yes. PHP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    PyCharm Community Edition

    Python IDE with refactoring, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, graphical debugger, and coding productivity orientation. It can work with Git, Mercurial, CVS, Subversion, GitHub. The Community Edition has some limitations:...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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    TextMate

    TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even a language specific IDE lacks. It has enough project management features to keep most users happy.

    Commercial Mac

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    Coda

    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And a dash of SSH too. It’s got everything you expect: syntax highlighting for tons of...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    PSPad

    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in...

    Free Windows

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    WebStorm

    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm provides automatic code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, refactoring support and VCS integration.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    PyCharm

    Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging. There is also an open...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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    Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    UltraEdit

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Xcode

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X. In addition to being packaged on the DVD with every copy of Mac OS X, the latest Xcode developer release is always available for free to ADC members and includes all...

    Free Mac

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    jEdit

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

    IDE
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    KDevelop

    KDevelop is a free, open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Linux, Windows (beta) and macOS (experimental). It is a feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++, Python, JavaScript and PHP. It is based on...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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    Xamarin Studio

    Type intelligently World-class code completion unlocks the iOS, Android, and OS X APIs. Quickly look up methods and types, and discover API functionality. Find bugs quickly Debug in a simulator or on a device. Set breakpoints...

    Freemium Mac Windows Microsoft Visual Studio

    IDE
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    Neovim

    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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    Orwell Dev-C++

    Orwell Dev-C++ is a Portable (IDE) Integrated Development Environment and Compiler for the C++ programming language. It's a maintained version of Dev-C++ which features an updated MinGW compiler and updated code. Sporting GCC...

    Open Source Windows

    IDE
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    Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies. Komodo's award-winning feature set includes standard editor functionality like code...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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    Bloodshed Dev-C++

    Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with...

    Open Source Windows

    IDE
    • Discontinued No longer developed. Last version, 5 Beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2), released on February 21th 2005, is still downloadable, but a maintained version of Dev-C++ with updated code is https://alternativeto.net/software/orwell-dev-c-/
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    CodeLite

    CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++ programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs including: Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 and 8, Debian / Ubuntu - visit our repository for a complete...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux wxWidgets

    IDE
  • Codiad icon

    Codiad

    Codiad is an open source, web-based, cloud IDE and code editor with minimal footprint and requirements

    Open Source Self-Hosted

    IDE
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    OpenJDK

    OpenJDK is the free version of the Java development platform. The OpenJDK project consists of a number of components. Principally these are HotSpot (the virtual machine), the Java Class Library and the javac Java compiler. The...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    CLion

    The intelligent cross-platform C/C++ IDE. CLion is a new IDE that helps you be more productive while developing apps with C and C++ for Windows, Linux and OS X. Take advantage of proven JetBrains expertise in code quality, efficient...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux C++

    IDE
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    RubyMine

    JetBrains RubyMine — Ruby and Rails IDE built on years proven IntelliJ platform. RubyMine brings the whole range of essential developers tools, all tightly integrated together for creating the convenient development environment for...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    IDE

Eclipse Comments

Battleship IDE for unforgiving language: Java

Positive Comment by RRL
about Eclipse Dec 2015

Note: I am specifically discussing JBoss Developer Studio, which is Eclipse with some pre-installed plugins.

After years of evading any interaction with Java, I'm playing catch-up. Eclipse is proving crucial in minding the myriad details of Maven, class relationships, and the sheer redundant verbosity of Java syntax.

Bloated? For Python or PHP or JavaScript, yeah. When working in those languages I still prefer a code editor (e.g., Sublime or Notepad++) over a full-on IDE.

However, Java's fundamental nature can't be corralled by "just" a code editor. Don't bring a knife to a gunfight.

The basic difference between Eclipse and NetBeans is that Eclipse is more of a framework that hosts different language- and task-specific components; the Java editor and the Python editor are really different applications, not a single editor with different settings. Eclipse and NetBeans have different design philosophies, and that's fine. I happen to like Eclipse's philosophy.

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Eclipse as in eclipsing all other IDEs 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by trollworkout
about Eclipse Jul 2015

Humans are all about choices. Some like this and that and the other. Having many options is good as not every piece of software will please absolutely everybody. Regardless of your opinions of Eclipse you cannot deny the fact it's the most popular and flexible of all IDEs as is able to host almost every popular programming language and able to use every popular addon/plugin out there. So good luck manually setting up Gradle scripts and what not. I pick Eclipse all I gotta do is click install Gradle start coding. Easy. They tell me if I do the scripts manually I might learn a few things. Sure. Until the next best thing comes along then you gotta learn that. I like it simple. Focus on what's important ie coding. Time is limited.

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Feels bloated

Negative Comment by LukaD
about Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA Mar 2012

I dislike that many projects use this as there preferred development environment (e.g. Android).
When I ever use an IDE then it's IntelliJ Idea for Java or Visual Studio for Windows.

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I prefer NetBeans - it's easier to use, much more intuitive ...

Comment by Muntoo
about Eclipse Jun 2011

I prefer NetBeans - it's easier to use, much more intuitive, well designed, and constantly maintained.

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Eclipse is bloated... I like NeatBeans it has support for p ...

Comment by cb
about Eclipse Jun 2011

Eclipse is bloated... I like NeatBeans it has support for php and symfony framework.

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It is so bloated peace of software... It does not scale for ...

Comment by sonicflare
about Eclipse Jun 2011

It is so bloated peace of software...
It does not scale for multi-core processors.

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Eclipse for PHP Developers is a coding tool for PHP scripts ...

Comment by ATx
about Eclipse Jun 2011

Eclipse for PHP Developers is a coding tool for PHP scripts. It is not a WYSIWYG web editor, like Dreamweaver. From looking at screenshots at SourceForge, it doesn't even look like it has any visual web authoring features, much less any WYSIWYG functionality.

Aptana comes integrated with or as a plugin for Eclipse, so it behaves more or less like Eclipse, and is "Free, Open Source and Cross Platform".

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I do not agree that this is a suitable alternative to Dream ...

Comment by sdc01
about Eclipse Jun 2011

I do not agree that this is a suitable alternative to Dreamweaver. Eclipse's forte is java development whereas Dreamweaver is a wysiwyg website development platform.

In my quest for an alternative, Aptana is about as close as I found. Although, if you can afford it, nothing (that I know of) comes close to Dreamweaver.

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