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Code::Blocks Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Code::Blocks for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Code::Blocks and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Code::Blocks are Apache NetBeans, Qt Creator, CLion and KDevelop.

Code::Blocks alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Code::Blocks.
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  1. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Most users think Eclipse is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
  2. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Discontinued

    Python plugin for NetBeans (nbPython) has been discontinued since v8.1

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    Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.


  3. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingQt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Almost everyone thinks Qt Creator is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.

    High quality and very stable. Can be used for both Qt and general purpose C++ development, on both Windows and Linux.

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    CLion

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    • Linux
    • IntelliJ IDEA

    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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingCLion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCLion is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCLion can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Almost everyone thinks CLion is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.

    Robust and great for big projects

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    Easy to use, and easier to compile software

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    KDevelop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE

    A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP.

    ⚫︎ LightweightKDevelop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKDevelop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Most users think KDevelop is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.


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    UltraEdit

    • Mac
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    • Linux

    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 platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

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    UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. And with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros and Smart Templates, UltraEdit's ready for any coding session.
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    CodeLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • wxWidgets

    CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs including:

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    Most users think CodeLite is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.

    Simple, powerful, intuitive, and easy to set up.

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    JetBrains Rider

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    .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper. Supports C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Unity and Xamarin

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingJetBrains Rider supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJetBrains Rider can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Ultimate++

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    Ultimate++, also called U++, is a C++ cross-platform rapid application development framework focused on programmers productivity. It includes a set of libraries (GUI, SQL, etc..), and an integrated development environment.

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    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingKomodo IDE supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKomodo IDE can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKomodo IDE is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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