What IDE do you prefer for C++

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What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:26 AM

Hi, I'm collecting info on IDE preferences of C++ developers.
a. Visual Studio
b. NetBeans
c. Code:Blocks
d. Eclipse
e. CodeLite
f. CPPIDE
g. Not listed (please specify)

Personally I prefer VS2010, which one do you like?
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:27 AM

I'd have to say Visual C++ 2010, mostly for its amazing debugger.

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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

Sorry, the B) is B

View PostPlasticineGuy, on 07 July 2011 - 05:27 PM, said:

Wrong forum; should really be in C++ Programmers.
Anyway, I'd have to say Visual C++ 2010, mostly for its amazing debugger.

Excuse me, I'm new here.
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:35 AM

I used Visual Studio while doing C++, and loved the intellisense... Didn't like Eclipse, tried and failed with NetBeans...

I liked VS's debugger, however I did NOT like using it to find memory leaks... especially having just come from learning C and using Valgrind to find them which was nice and simple...

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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:08 AM

View PostPlasticineGuy, on 07 July 2011 - 02:27 PM, said:

Wrong forum; should really be in C++ Programmers.


You need at least 10 posts to post in that forum and this thread is fine where it is.
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:44 AM

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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

I have recently been through hell and back with IDE's for C++. I'll start by saying(for those that don't know) I'm a mac user and just started learning C++. I have tried Netbeans 7.0 and my compiler wants nothing to do with it, I just recently downloaded Codeblocks and it worked once. However, after an evening (last night)of writing code, Codeblocks, decided it was not going to debug and kept crashing. Just to set the record straight I really like Netbeans and was hoping that it would work but it didn't. I have zero problems when writing Java with Netbeans only C++.

I also have a VM setup with 3 linux distros and Windows 7. I could have tried coding in any one of the linux distros but I knew that if I fired up my Win7 I would be up and running using Visual Studio 2010. It really has been a pain in my ass to get going with C++ on my mac. At the end of the day when you need to study, learn, and code you run what works and what gets the job done. Last night Visual Studio 2010 was getting the job done. That's not to say I will not try another IDE. However, I think until my ground work in C++ is done I will be doing this on Win7. I do know from other users here and some friends on twitter a lot people like Codeblocks. I will give this a go on Win7 but it just didn't do what I needed it to on the mac. I also know why this is happening and I'm not blaming these issues on the IDE's.

My answer: A :sly:

p.s. If any mac users are having compiler issues with IDE's or are running into the same issues please contact me and lets see if we can work this out.
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:57 AM

Visual C++ 2010 for me, in fact, I'm just (re)installing it now since I just reinstalled my OS. It's a very powerful and robust IDE, but at the same time, is not particularly at all hard to use with some practice. The debugger and disassembler is fantastic and can be indispensable tools. Perhaps the most useful tool though, is intellisense, especially when viewing projects that you arn't familier with or that you didn't write yourself.
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:27 AM

@JamesConley what compiler are you using that will not play nice with NetBeans?
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

View PostNickDMax, on 07 July 2011 - 04:27 PM, said:

@JamesConley what compiler are you using that will not play nice with NetBeans?


Current compiler- g++ 4.2.

Apparently, the only "easy" way to upgrade this is to buy the new Xcode. The new Xcode has LLVM Compiler 2.0. I have no problem with upgrading if this WILL fix my problem. I have been playing around with upgrading my g++ 4.2 to 4.6 but am having a hell of a time with it. I was told (and tried) macports but even that was getting out of control.

I have read countless forums and everyone says "Install Xcode", yea, I've done that. Any ideas?
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:57 AM

hummm... NetBeans should have no issue with any relatively newer version of g++. Are you using code generation features such as a GUI creator that is causing issues or something?

If you can program a hello-world and compile it then you are doing pretty good...
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:03 AM

View PostNickDMax, on 07 July 2011 - 04:57 PM, said:

hummm... NetBeans should have no issue with any relatively newer version of g++. Are you using code generation features such as a GUI creator that is causing issues or something?


This I am unsure of. I haven't intentionally used any GUI creator not sure though if there are some configurations setup. I will have to give it a shot later. I'm not near my mac atm. I would like to get it working so I can stay in one IDE, although I have no real issues with VS 2010 but it's the only reason why I have win7 on my VM.

Thanks!
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:45 AM

Code::Blocks is a very nice IDE to use.
After trying out on a few, i have been using Code::Blocks.
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:41 AM

code::blocks for C++, NetBeans for Java, notepad++ for EVERYTHING else. i have even used notepad++ for C++ and Java. i used it for C++ to work with flex and i used it for Java simply to see if i could.
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Re: What IDE do you prefer for C++

Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:15 PM

View Postcoder364, on 07 July 2011 - 09:45 PM, said:

Code::Blocks is a very nice IDE to use.
After trying out on a few, i have been using Code::Blocks.


Haven't you tried Visual Studio? It's great although VS2010 makes my computer run very slow indeed.
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