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

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Write once, deploy anywhere LiveCode enables flexible delivery to multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. This capability can boost the return on investment you get from adopting LiveCode by an order of magnitude.
      Most users think LiveCode is a great alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio.
    1. 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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    2. Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before.
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    3. Wing is a highly customizable Python IDE that uses both static and runtime code analysis to provide auto-completion, call tips, code documentation, goto-definition, find uses, refactoring, and many other features.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GNOME
      Anjuta is a versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++ on GNU/Linux.
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    4. The C++ IDE for professional developers.
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    5. Appcelerator Titanium, offered for free by Appcelerator, lets web developers use web technologies, open source and cloud computing to build native apps for iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • PortableApps.com
      Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editing.

      Discontinued

      Development has stopped at June 2005 with version 1.0. KompoZer and BlueGriffon are forks.

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Zend Studio for Eclipse combines proven capabilities to create the world’s most powerful IDE for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).
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