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Favourite Linux IDE?
Kam commented on 16 January 2018 at 12:07 pm UTC

vim + grep + ninja for C/C++ dev.

I tried different ide, but find myself more efficient with simple tools I control than with tools that tries to help me and take control.

dvd commented on 16 January 2018 at 3:03 pm UTC

I mostly use gnu emacs, although i don't do very much "coding" in it. Found it to be a good tool for taking notes. I eventually want to do more with it, but i'm a dummy so it takes a while to learn even the basic stuff.

BlackBloodRum commented on 9 February 2018 at 7:46 pm UTC

Interesting to see so many replies here! :-D. I like "still-dreaming-1"'s post a lot though, that's one way to look at IDE's!

I can't possibly try every IDE mentioned here, but I'm glad to see that there are so many options. Personally I'm still using geany though.

Thanks for all the responses though! :-D. Nice to see I'm not the only Linux'er who uses it for development purposes.

Feel free to list any other IDE's you may use :-).

Grimfist commented on 21 March 2018 at 10:23 am UTC

I am still a fan of Eclipse and IntelliJ at the same time.
If you put in some effort Eclipse is the real deal, especially when integrating things like XText code generation, Maven build lifecycles, JIRA integration for issues and projects, Application Server & Docker integration.
Yes these things work (mostly) out of the box in IntelliJ, but can also work in Eclipse if you take your time.

But ok, these features are mostly useful in an enterprise development environment, for home use I still prefer out of the box experience ;)

qptain Nemo commented on 10 May 2018 at 1:50 am UTC


My only real requirement is split views, being able to see and edit the same or different files in several different places at the same time. Kate does that well and I like the rest of its features well enough so I'm happy with it.

Shmerl commented on 13 May 2018 at 2:11 pm UTC

diego2311I use neovim for everything (Mainly Ruby, HTML, Javascript, C++).

I use neovim too.

Hori commented on 13 May 2018 at 9:36 pm UTC

I use MonoDevelop, and sometimes VS Code. I'm a dotnet guy.

Yeah, yeah, I know, please don't throw stones at me!

I also use nano a lot when working with scripts, even tho it's not actually an IDE (that's why I like it).

Dragonite commented on 19 June 2018 at 4:47 am UTC

I am a game developer and personally i love QtCreator for C++ with Unreal Engine its compatible with .uproject files and most of the file extensions it parses really well and has awesome features right out of the box, and enabling TODO's really helps ! For C# i use Monodevelop works like a charm with Unity, i have also used Rider for C# and CLion for C++ with no problems at all. Personaly i am a MS hater so just never used VSCode its open source but still don't trust them.

johnc commented on 16 August 2018 at 9:14 am UTC

I use QTCreator as well. SailfishOS uses a modified version that I also use with MER for app development.

verts commented on 24 October 2018 at 2:43 pm UTC

Mainly I work with JS in Atom or PHPStorm. Their functionality is enough for me, especially since PHPStorm is quite heavy and voluminous IDE. When I started to learn a language, I also used Sublime Text, where I performed assignments for Sublime is really easy to use, therefore I recommend it to beginners.

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