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Open Source RAD Studio Alternatives

The best open source alternative to RAD Studio is Android Studio. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to RAD Studio and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to RAD Studio are Code::Blocks, Qt Creator, Lazarus and KDevelop.

RAD Studio alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Android Development Tools or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RAD Studio.
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  1. 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.

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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
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  3. 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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    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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    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)

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

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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.

    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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    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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    SharpDevelop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework

    #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.

    Discontinued

    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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    Bloodshed Dev-C++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler.

    Discontinued

    No longer developed. Last version, 5 Beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2), released on February 21th 2005, is still downloadable, but a maintained version of Dev-C++ with updated code is Orwell Dev-C++ icon Orwell Dev-C++

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    Ultimate++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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