5 Highly Promising Cross-Platform IDEs
An integrated development environment (IDE) is a
software application that provides comprehensive facilities to
programmers for software development.
Many coders learn to code using a text editor but in time they move
towards using an IDE as this type of software application makes the art
of coding quicker and more efficient. For example, IDEs have semantic
knowledge of the programming language which highlights coding problems
while typing. Compiling is 'on the fly' and debugging is integrated.
are built around IDE support.
An IDE typically includes:
- Source code editor (essentially a text editor with
additional features such as code completion, structural navigation, and
- Compiler and/or interpreter
- Build automation tools
A good IDE helps developers produce bug-free, maintainable
applications quicker than by using an editor and console based
tools. However, selecting an IDE can be a daunting task, in
part because there are a large number available for Linux. Some IDEs
are dedicated to a specific programming languages, but there are many
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 highly promising
open source IDEs. They are all in a fairly early stage of development,
but are making real strides to become polished environments. They also
have in common the fact that they run on Linux, Windows and OS X.
can use the same environment whatever operating system is being used
for a particular project. Hopefully, there will be something of
for anyone who wants to quicken the pace of software development.
Now, let's explore the 5 IDEs at hand. For each title we have
compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Modify running programs and embed anything from
websites to game
IDE for the Julia language
||Editor for web designers and front-end developers.
tool for editing, debugging, and running Dart applications
||For building Ajax web applications
Light Table started out as proprietary software, but since version
is released under an open source license.
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