Before we start coding we obviously need a better and efficient IDE to work on our projects. Today we will discuss about few best and efficient IDEs for working on different programming languages.
IDE basically means Integrated Development Environment. IDEs provides the programmers to develop softwares and work on projects easily and efficiently. They help programmers by providing few basic facilities like auto completion and debugging. But there are other tools which provides advanced functions like compiling the source code as well as interpreter. Due to help of these features programmers can make productive design and products with little to worry about. So here are few of the best IDEs to start working on :
- Coding Assistance and Analysis, with code completion, syntax and error highlighting, linter integration, and quick fixes.
- Project and Code Navigation: specialized project views, file structure views and quick jumping between files, classes, methods and usages.
- Python Refactoring: including rename, extract method, introduce variable, introduce constant, pull up, push down and others.
- Support for web frameworks: Django, web2py and Flask.
- Integrated Python Debugger.
- Integrated Unit Testing, with line-by-line coverage.
- Google App Engine Python Development.
- Version Control Integration: unified user interface for Mercurial, Git, Subversion, Perforce and CVS with changelists and merge.
- Cross platform editing for OS X, Windows, and Linux.
- Package manager to search for and install new open source packages to add new features to your Atom experience (i.e. add vim modal control or mini-map to preview source code).
- Option to contribute to the Atom community and add your own package.
- Customise the look and feel of the editor with four different UI themes and 8 syntax ones.
- File system browser that allows you to browse single files, single projects, or multiple projects, from within one window.
- Multiple viewing pains to compare and edit code, if needed.
- Write code faster with auto complete function.
Xcode 7 :
Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE) containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for OS X and iOS. First released in 2003, the latest stable release is version 7.1 and is available via the Mac App Store free of charge for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan users. Registered developers can download preview releases and previous versions of the suite through the Apple Developer website. However, Apple recently made a beta version of version 7.x of the software available to those of the public with Apple Developer accounts.
- Xcode 7 now offers a consolidated crash report window. Other testing features include an address sanitizer for memory corruption debugging and an energy gauge for iOS apps.
- The inclusion of a new interface language called TVML, an XML description language that interfaces between the native code and the TV screen.
- The launch of watchOS 2 now supports native apps for the Apple Watch. Xcode has also been updated to include the SDKs, testing tools, and simulators to build native Apple Watch solutions.
- You can now connect any device and run test builds of your solutions without having to certify the test device.
- App thinning feature to optimize an app for the device it’s going to be installed on by removing assets such as images and having them installed on demand.
- Xcode 7 introduces Swift 2.0, and it’s a big upgrade.
Android Studio 2.0 :
Android Studio, which is based on IntelliJ, launched back in 2013 and came out of beta a year ago. It includes everything a developer needs to build an app, including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators for all of Google’s Android platforms, and more.
- Google massively accelerated deployment speeds.
- Instant Run lets developers build and deploy their apps once (both to the emulator or to a physical device) and then as they change their code and deploy it, it’ll only take a second or two before they can see those changes in the running app. This feature will work for all apps that target Ice Cream Sandwich and later.
- Google is introducing new emulators that, given modern hardware, should run faster than any physical device. The team also rebuilt the interface, so that it’s now easy to trigger typical actions like firing up the camera. Developers will also be able to emulate different network conditions and emulate the GPS (even with pre-configured paths). The emulator also includes access to all the standard Google Play services.
- The Studio now also includes a new GPU profiler. This will allow developers to see exactly what’s happening every time the screen draws a new image to trace performance issues.
Visual Studio :
Visual studio is an IDE developed by Microsoft. Visual Studio 2015 is an integrated suite of developer productivity tools, cloud services, and extensions that enable you and your team to create great apps and games for the web, for Windows Store, for the desktop, for Android, and for iOS.
- You can Sign in across multiple accounts which was missing in previous versions.
- You can choose your target platforms to work on.
- Connect to Services like Azure Mobile Services, Azure Storage, Office 365 (mail, contacts, calendars, files, users & groups), Salesforce.
- We have a Cross-platform debugging support.
- Debugging during building process.
- Live code analysis (light bulbs).
- Error list window for easy bug tracking.
An open source, cross platform ID for C, C++, PHP, and Node.js coding languages, CodeLite works across all major platforms. CodeLite offers a variety of features, including two built-in completion engines, compilers, refactoring, code navigation, and more.
- Built-in support for GCC/clang/VC++.
- Built-in GDB support.
- Subversion and GIT plug-ins.
- 2 code completion engines – both will run simultaneously.
- RAD Tool for wxWidgets.
- Locals tree, threads view, memory view, and more.