Favourite Linux IDE?
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Samsai 26 Oct, 2018
Figured I'd also update this thread. I switched to Vim somewhat recently and then proceeded to check out Neovim. Not much of a difference between the two to my untrained eye, but I stuck to Neovim since that's what cool kids seem to be using these days. I've got it configured with Syntastic and YouCompleteMe for basic IDE functionality and I'm quite happy with it, definitely happier than I was with Geany, although Geany is still installed on my systems just in case.
j3kyl 4 Nov, 2018
Emacs, VSCode. Java development!
Stupendous Man 30 Nov, 2018
Vim; most programming I do these days are small scripts. Vim with syntax highlighting is perfect for this, and installed on basically all Linux machines and VMs.
Siinamon 23 Dec, 2018
I generally use nano or Kate, these days. I have VSCodium installed though, for when I collaborate with VSCode users (which is rather often).
stan 23 Dec, 2018
Quoting: SinaCutieI generally use nano or Kate, these days. I have VSCodium installed though, for when I collaborate with VSCode users (which is rather often).
That’s interesting, I didn’t know about VSCodium. Too bad there’s no Gentoo package for it. The two overlays that have vscode point to vscode-update.azurewebsites.net so they must have the telemetry etc. I guess VSCodium has the same crazy dependencies as VSCode though, due to Electron.

I recently installed LiteIDE which is dedicated to Go programming; it’s pretty neat, with code completion, documentation, automatic code formating, navigation to definitions etc.
Pikolo 25 Jan, 2019
Also a VSCodium user, mainly for C++ and Python, although I fall back to nano if need to hack together a quick bash script.

When I first started developing on Linux, I started with the IDE I'd used in high school. Code::Blocks worked, but was an inferior experience to VisualStudio I had to use at university. So I looked for alternatives. In QtCreator, I triggered a bug in the installation process, commented on a report someone posted about the bug before me, and never tried it again. Does it allow a CMake only workflow now? Last time I checked, it used qmake which I didn't want to bother with. After that, I settled on Atom for ~a year, which worked fine but I couldn't get breakpoints to work. We had VSCode preinstalled on work computers and I found it easier to debug python in, so I switched to that, after finding a telemetry free version.
mirv 7 May, 2019
Subtle change for me recently: I was using a mix of emacs and qt-creator, but emacs + ccls (a language server) has completely taken over now. LSP (Language Server Protocol) was actually developed by Microsoft, but is now open, and ccls is basically an implementatino of that. Auto-complete, reference finding, etc, is really fast with ccls compared to inbuilt qt-creator too.
edo 7 May, 2019
visual studio code is very cool
Cedron 11 May, 2019
Generally, on Linux, my "IDE" has been a text editor and a command line. I try to format my code clearly enough so that syntax highlighting is unnecessary. I realize that many people programming are younger and have known nothing but color coded editting. That's progress, I guess.

Earlier this year I found the Gambas. Gambas is a VB like, but vastly improved, IDE for developing desktop applications (or command line) in Linux. Since VB6 has always been my favorite programming environment, finding Gambas was way overdue, and a very pleasant surprise. I don't know why I hadn't found it before, it has been around for quite some while and is fairly mature.

It is not really a game development platform, though I am using it as such, in a sense. (If anybody wants a shared library for gamepad input, let me know, I wrote one.)

If you are interested, I suggest you start with the sample programs I posted on a Gambas forum:

"Programming is supposed to be fun" at https://forum.gambas.one/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=674

Ever seen a scrollbar act like a cannon with recoil? You'll find it in the second example.

PPA: gambas-team/gambas3

The latest version is 13.0

A very helpful website is: http://gambaswiki.org/wiki

It is absolutely the best IDE for learning how to program I know of. The nice thing is you will never "outgrow" it. It is a byte code interpreter though (but so is Java and Python, excepting JIT which Gambas has too). It is really easy to call C .so libraries, so anything computationally heavy can also be tackled.

It is Linux specific, but it is supposed to work on Raspberry Pi.

Ced
tuubi 11 May, 2019
Quoting: CedronGenerally, on Linux, my "IDE" has been a text editor and a command line. I try to format my code clearly enough so that syntax highlighting is unnecessary. I realize that many people programming are younger and have known nothing but color coded editting.
Modern text editor features like syntax highlighting make even the nicest code quicker to skim and parse. And a proper IDE can help you work faster and avoid mistakes, no matter how old you are. Their features are even more helpful if you often work on code someone else wrote, like many of us do at work. And the helpfulness is proportionate to the size of the code base.

Quoting: CedronThat's progress, I guess.
Indeed it is.
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