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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. RAD Studio includes Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism, enabling you to deliver' 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, Lazarus, MonoDevelop and KDevelop.

RAD Studio alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Android Development Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RAD Studio.
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    Microsoft Visual Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • .NET Framework
    105 alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio 

    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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    1.  AutocompletionMicrosoft Visual Studio can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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    Android Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    73 alternatives to Android Studio 

    Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with Android Development Tools for Eclipse, Android Studio provides...

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    RAD Studio is IDE for C/C++, but Android Studio is IDE for Android

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    Code::Blocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    61 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCode::Blocks can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableCode::Blocks can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Code::Blocks without registration.
    4.  Support for scriptingCode::Blocks supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Qt Creator

    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    136 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  AutocompletionQt Creator can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Code FormattingQt Creator supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingQt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Lazarus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • OpenSolaris
    28 alternatives to Lazarus 

    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.
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    Gives the full Delphi experience similar to Delphi 7 (no experience with later versions)

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    MonoDevelop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • .NET Framework
    • Xamarin Studio
    30 alternatives to MonoDevelop 

    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.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingMonoDevelop supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    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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    KDevelop

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    53 alternatives to KDevelop 

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

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    1.  LightweightKDevelop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKDevelop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    CodeLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • wxWidgets
    51 alternatives to CodeLite 

    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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    SharpDevelop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework
    28 alternatives to 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, and you can download both sourcecode and executables.

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    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

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    Xcode

    • FreeProprietary
    • IDE
    • Mac
    60 alternatives to 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 the tools you need to create, debug, and...

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