Alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac with any license

    • Atom has not got any solid debugging features (and packages) out of the box or at all. For example, it is not possible to debug ASP .NET MVC applications (IIS) without heavy digging and writing own package to do this. is not an IDE. Features of atom-ide-* packages are too poor in comparison with Visual Studio. Unable to build C# projects makes Atom absolutely inappropriate for tasks Visual Studio (well, too slow, but) does. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Atom is a text editor, and lacks nearly all of the features required to be considered an IDE. While there are extensions available to make Atom behave similar to an IDE, they are unable to come close to replicating the features needed for effective development. Comparing Visual Studio to Atom is like comparing a motorcycle to a tricycle with a motor taped to one of the wheels. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free of charge. Support for numerous languages. Tons of packages for adding features like running scripts. AdrianSoMCSep 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • NetBeans

    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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    • Free and Open Source Software. Changing leadership from Oracle to Apache Foundation. brandomettoutJun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's for MS-Windows, MacOSX and Linux too! You can make projects independent of the OS. Guest • Feb 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Android Studio

    Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Android studio only edits programs for Android (Java language), while Visual studio has a lot of language support built-in Guest • Sep 2016 • 9 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For specific Android deployment, the native IDE is the best. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Android Studio can only edit/create applcations for Android which is an Mobile Operating System developed by Google but you cannot edit or C# on Android Studio like you can on Visual Studio. SecurityCheckerJun 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Android Studio is a Java IDE specifically designed for making android apps while Visual Studio is a full .NET IDE with many platforms available. Guest • Feb 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt...

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    • For C++ development, QT Creator is a lot less bloated. It is fast and has all the necessary features. There is just too much unnecessary crap in VisualStudio making it slow as hell when running on a slightly older machine and also takes up gigs of disk space. Guest • Jun 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • At first, intelligent search ib QtCreator is much better than the Microsoft's IntelliSens. Hot keys combinations are more simple and more intuitive. It looks for me more simple and intuitively clear at all. Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Found everything in Qt Creator for Linux that is in VS for Windows. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Xamarin Studio

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    • It is specifically for C# like Visual Studio is mostly used for Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I've used MonoDevelop extensively for C# work in Linux. It can work with Visual Studio projects, and much of the shortcut key mappings match Visual Studio. Support for WinForms is available, but there is no viable GUI layout tool/functionality available. A pity that there's no XAML/WPF support under Linux.... Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • 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'...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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    • Open Source done entirely in an independent language very like TurboPascal (Delphi). Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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  • 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: Windows XP...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux wxWidgets

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    • For me and my enterprise is the best alternative, intellisense very good, dynamic library linkage is very similar to VS, automatically creates a makefile. Very good class wizards! Debug and subversion / GIT and SFTP inegrated in the environment. rgk_rgk_01rgkSep 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Excellent development environment, continuously updated, clear vision, active support. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • CLion

    The intelligent cross-platform C/C++ IDE. CLion is a new IDE that helps you be more productive while developing apps with C and C++ for Windows, Linux and OS X. Take...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux C++

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    • For its young age it is well matured and a very powerful IDE with great CMake Support and other goodies like great refactoring tools and a sophisticated code-completion system. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Its cross platform and bring the benefits of the JetBrains IDE platform which is well polished and powerful. GreenskidMar 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Arduino IDE

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and...

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