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82 Responses

  1. Mark S says:

    Following up on this months-old promise to update the article. As noted, your list is missing sequence #5. No biggie, just a glitch in the production process, I’m sure. To be more clear about the second point, the open-source version of Qt Creator is Free Software, licensed under the GPL v3. I know this is easy to miss, because the Qt web site pushes you to the commercial (closed-source) version. But the open source version is Free, and is available on Github.

  2. Edson says:

    Hey. 14 is Anjuta, not Ajunta.

  3. Dung Le says:

    Should add Jetbrain CLion to the list to, it is pretty good.

  4. Hugo says:

    It feel like the current list is very limited because of the type of developers creating the list.

    I really suggest some pretty good IDE’s that exists for a long time.

    – segger embedded studio
    – intel parallel studio XE
    – Crossworks
    – Ninja IDE
    – Coda
    – emIDE.org
    – MS visual studio IDE for MAC & Windows

  5. Maxence says:

    Almost none of those are C++ native IDE

  6. Marc says:

    No mention of SlickEdit means this is not a professional list. It’s not free, but it’s totally worth it.

  7. Edwin Barton says:

    Lazarus is a good one for Pascal development (with a built in interface designer), Monodevelop is another fairly complete one that probably deserves to be on this list.

    Gambas is yet another good one, SPE (Stani’s Python Editor), Eric (another Python Editor) and Boa Constructor (a Python IDE) are other good ones for Python development as well.

  8. Incorrect says:

    This list is incorrect. #5 is missing and Qt Creator is not non-free.

  9. fathima says:

    Hello, can some one here suggest me the best IDE in which we can create GUI using python &


  10. Izajasz says:

    Regarding the first sentence of this article.

    C++ is not an extension to C. It is a different language. Although C++ started as an extension to C they are separate things today. For instance, one cannot say C++ is a super set of C.

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