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Microsoft Small Basic Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft Small Basic is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Eclipse or Apache NetBeans. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Small Basic and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft Small Basic are Qt Creator, WebStorm, Aptana Studio and MonoDevelop.

Microsoft Small Basic alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Small Basic.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • .NET Framework

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  1. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    WebStorm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingWebStorm supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  6. Aptana Studio icon

    Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 more...

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Aptana Studio simultaneously.
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    MonoDevelop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • .NET Framework
    • Xamarin Studio

    MonoDevelop enables developers to write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X maintaining a single code base for all platforms.

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

    As of October 2021, the GitHub repository README has been updated to say "This project has not been built nor maintained since January 2020 and has been archived".

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    Lazarus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • OpenSolaris

    Lazarus is a cross-platform IDE for the Free Pascal compiler. It tries to offer a Delphi-like programming experience through its own 'Lazarus Component Library' and supporting many platforms like Windows, OSX, Linux, BSD, Android, iOS and more.

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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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    Xcode

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Xcode without registration.
    ⚫︎ PortableXcode can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeXcode supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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