Microsoft Visual Studio Alternatives for Linux

    Microsoft Visual Studio is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio are MonoDevelop (Free, Open Source), Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Code::Blocks (Free, Open Source) and Qt Creator (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 21, 2021

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      Zend Studio for Eclipse combines proven capabilities to create the world’s most powerful IDE for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).
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      The Projucer is a comprehensive project management and code editing tool with a revolutionary C++ live coding environment which has full C++11 support.
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    1. ZinjaI is an IDE (integrated development environment) for C + + developed in the context of a Starter Grant from the Scientific Research at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, designed for use by students of programming.
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      10Duke SDK is a rapid application development (RAD) kit for creating new online applications; it provides a modular, reusable set of libraries designed to meet the challenging requirements of online applications.
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      Padre is a Perl IDE, an Integrated Development environment, or in other words a text editor that is simple to use for new Perl programmers but also supports large multi-lingual and multi-technology projects.

      Discontinued

      Development seems to have been stopped. Last version for Windows is from 2012, last version for Ubuntu is for Ubuntu 10.10 and is not available in recent repositories.

      The web site was last updated in 2016.
      http://padre.perlide.org/download.html

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      Some users think Padre is a great alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio, some don't.


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      An extensible, cross platform IDE written in C# for Embedded C/C++, .NET Core, Avalonia and Typescript.
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    2. The Appcelerator platform is everything you need to create great, native mobile apps—all from a single JavaScript code base. * Write in JavaScript, run native everywhere Cross-platform mobile app development—with no hybrid compromises.
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    3. WideStudio is an open source, Integrated Development Environment for desktop applications purely made in Japan.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last version, v3.98-7, released in November 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      EASy68K is a 68000 Structured Assembly Language IDE. EASy68K allows you to edit, assemble and run 68000 programs on a Windows PC or Wine. No additional hardware is required. EASy68K is an open source project distributed under the GNU general public use license.
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      OpenLDev is a graphical front-end to Linux development tools such as gcc, GNU autotools and make. OpenLDev strives to provide an easy-to-use interface that is both productive for experts and simple for beginners.
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