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RAD Studio Alternatives for Linux

RAD Studio is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Android Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to RAD Studio and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to RAD Studio are Code::Blocks, Qt Creator, Lazarus 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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  1. Android Studio icon

    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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    Android Studio vs RAD Studio opinions
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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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    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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  5. KDevelop icon

    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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    KDevelop in focus mode (tool views hidden).


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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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    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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    Ultimate++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    60 alternatives to Ultimate++ 

    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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    LiveCode

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Self-Hosted
    25 alternatives to LiveCode 

    It is Both Under the GPL and it is also Proprietary if using the GPL version the software you make is required to be under the GPL.

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    Ecere SDK

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    61 alternatives to Ecere SDK 

    A cross-platform Software Development Kit including a GUI toolkit, a 2D/3D graphics engine, a networking library, an audio output library, an IDE, a compiler for the eC programming language, and more.

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