Alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio for all platforms with any license

  • Eclipse icon

    Eclipse

    Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Aptana Studio Discontinued

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    MinGW

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    WebStorm

    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Lazarus

    Lazarus is a cross-platform IDE for the Free Pascal compiler. It tries to offer a Delphi-like programming experience through its own...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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    PhoneGap

    PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other mobile apps with JavaScript. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    MonoDevelop

    MonoDevelop is a cross-platform IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages. MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xamarin Studio

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    KDevelop

    KDevelop is a free, open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Max OS X and other Unix flavors....

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD KDE

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    Xamarin Studio

    Xamarin provides all the tools to build native cross-platform apps in one package. Write your app entirely in C# and share your code...

    Freemium Mac Windows Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Bloodshed Dev-C++ icon

    Bloodshed Dev-C++ Discontinued

    Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port...

    Open Source Windows

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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    SharpDevelop

    #develop (short for SharpDevelop) is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is open-source...

    Open Source Windows

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux wxWidgets

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    Delphi

    Embarcadero Delphi, formerly CodeGear Delphi and Borland Delphi, is a software development environment for Microsoft Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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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++...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux C++

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    Anjuta

    Anjuta is a versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++ on GNU/Linux. It has been written for GTK/GNOME and...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

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    Zend Studio

    Zend Studio for Eclipse combines proven capabilities to create the world’s most powerful IDE for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Projucer

    The Projucer is a comprehensive project management and code editing tool with a revolutionary C++ live coding environment which has...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    CodeTyphon

    CodeTyphon is a fork/distribution of Lazarus with thousands of Lazarus/Free Pascal components bundled into distribution and with own...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Editra

    Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    RAD Studio

    Embarcadero® RAD Studio 2010 is the industry’s most powerful rapid application development suite for visually building...

    Commercial Windows

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    Appcelerator Titanium

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    GNOME Builder

    Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before.

    Open Source Linux

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    WaveMaker Platform

    Leading Rapid Application Development and Delivery platform to create web and mobile apps in days, instead of months.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    NVU Discontinued

    Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Source Insight

    Source Insight is an advanced code editor and browser with built-in analysis for C/C++, C#, and Java programs

    Commercial Windows

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    Pelles C

    Pelles C is a comprehensive development suite that can help you create apps compatible with Windows and ARM platforms. It contains...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Rapidweaver

    A WYSIWYG web editor for mac. Intuitive program allows for the creation of complex websites in a short time with little to no coding...

    Commercial Mac

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    V-Play

    V-Play is a Cross-Platform Development SDK based on the popular Qt framework. V-Play App and Games are created within Qt Creator.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android

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    Ultimate++

    Ultimate++ is a C++ cross-platform rapid application development framework U++ is a C++ cross-platform rapid application...

    Open Source Windows Linux

Microsoft Visual Studio Comments

Best IDE I've tried

Comment by ioanafotea
about Microsoft Visual Studio Jan 2015

I have been using Visual Studio for 4 years and it hasn't let me down not even once. Most reliable, easy to use and powerful IDE I've ever tried.

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Essential for the Windows environment

Comment by loucypher
about Microsoft Visual Studio Oct 2014

Various releases (from version 6, up to now) can have more or less features, reflected on more or less responsiveness. What's important is that if you're developing Windows base applications, well, you can't do without it.
Besides the good developing environment (editor, projects, etc.) what's superlative is its debugging system. If you're working on more that a hello-world application, that can score (and save your day).

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5/10

Comment by rindeal
about Microsoft Visual Studio and GNU Compiler Collection Jan 2014

Maybe a powerful IDE, but it's too bloated without an option to opt out of the bloat, and obviously it doesn't support GCC and thus you're stuck with MSVC, which means C89 and only a small subset of the features of C++11.

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I wish it didn't install so much extra unnecessary crap. Th ...

Comment by evan
about Microsoft Visual Studio Jun 2011

I wish it didn't install so much extra unnecessary crap. This app definitely suffers from a serious bloat issue. Other than that, it's great to work with.

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It keeps bugging you just like the paid version, read my co ...

Comment by icarus1633
about Microsoft Visual Studio Jun 2011

It keeps bugging you just like the paid version, read my comment on MSvs and you'll know what i'm talking about.

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It is a good one, but still has microsoft damned policies, ...

Comment by icarus1633
about Microsoft Visual Studio Jun 2011

It is a good one, but still has microsoft damned policies, you pay for it but it has not php mysql support, so you have to pay for a third party extension. it has a buddy debugger that really bugs you, yeah thats right, even when you uninstall it it still keeps bugging you. I don't know what it wants from your life but there it is until you change your windows, thats what i ended up with it, i search too many blogs and forums but there was no solutions to solve my buggy thingy.

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