RAD Studio Alternatives

    RAD Studio is described as 'Embarcadero RAD Studio is the industry’s most powerful rapid application development suite for visually building GUI-intensive, data-driven end-user applications for both native Windows and .NET' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to RAD Studio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and .NET Framework. The best alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Android Studio or Code::Blocks. Other great apps like RAD Studio are Qt Creator (Free, Open Source), Lazarus (Free, Open Source), MonoDevelop (Free, Open Source) and KDevelop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    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. Android Studio is the official[7] integrated development environment (IDE) for Google's Android operating system, built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development.
      Android Studio vs RAD Studio opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      RAD Studio is IDE for C/C++, but Android Studio is IDE for Android
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    3. 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 operation across platforms.
    4. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.
    5. 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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      Lazarus vs RAD Studio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lazarus is a great alternative to RAD Studio.
      Gives the full Delphi experience similar to Delphi 7 (no experience with later versions)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    6. 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.
    7. A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • wxWidgets
      CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages.
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    8. #develop (short for SharpDevelop) is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is open-source, and you can download both sourcecode and executables.


      Unfortunately SharpDevelop has been discontinued. It is still a viable alternative for VS for versions until 2016, but it doesn't support C# 7.0 as VS 2017 does. See details: http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/WhatsNew.aspx

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