What's the best IDE for linux users?

CrazedNerd

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If we're gonna use the GUI at all, we might as we'll take advantage of its full features...for example, being able to compile and execute programs with the click of a mouse.

I have some experience with code::blocks, but very little coding experience in linux by itself. Intellij and atom seem to have promising features. Given for now I'm just doing command line stuff and scripting with bash, I would like to know what more experienced programmers think of IDEs in linux. Is it better just to do everything manually through the bash with gcc etc.? Opinions appreciated if you want to share.
 
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Atom isn't a good choice anymore because the project is shutting down.
Atom and all repositories under Atom will be archived on December 15, 2022
I use VScodium but I don't do any programming just Ansible playbooks and such.
 

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Code::Blocks for C++. Eclipse for Java.

At work, I use Visual Studio (in Windows). In Linux, I prefer to stay with FOSS, so no VS Code.
 

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I prefer to stay with FOSS, so no VS Code

I'm pretty sure it's FOSS now - complete with a version that has the Microsoft bits pulled out - called VScodium (spelling). But, even the MSFT version is free and open source, with the source being up on GitHub.
 

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I would like to know what more experienced programmers think of IDEs in linux.
I'm not an experienced programmer, but I think, like most things, just try a few and see which meet one your needs and expectations the best. https://www.tecmint.com/best-linux-ide-editors-source-code-editors/

for example, being able to compile and execute programs with the click of a mouse.
You might want to give Geany a try: https://www.geany.org/ Lightweight, easy to use, and do exactly that: compile and execute programs with a few clicks of a mouse. VScodium is nice, I've tried it, but since most stuff I do right now is basic bash/python scripting, it felt a bit too much for that use-case, tho it does have some nice, quite handy features, and a lot of plugins to add even more functionality.
 

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At work, I use Visual Studio (in Windows). In Linux, I prefer to stay with FOSS, so no VS Code.
To quote the text on VSCodium's project text.
Free/Libre Open Source Software Binaries of VS Code

This is not a fork. This is a repository of scripts to automatically build Microsoft's vscode repository into freely-licensed binaries with a community-driven default configuration.
 

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I use VSCodium (Visual Studio Code is what I used to use while on Windows) for scripting in LUA, ZenScript, JavaScript and LSL, as well as to edit files such as JSON and INI.

For the purposes of learning and dabbling in Java, I use Eclipse.
 

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If we're gonna use the GUI at all, we might as we'll take advantage of its full features...for example, being able to compile and execute programs with the click of a mouse.

I have some experience with code::blocks, but very little coding experience in linux by itself. Intellij and atom seem to have promising features. Given for now I'm just doing command line stuff and scripting with bash, I would like to know what more experienced programmers think of IDEs in linux. Is it better just to do everything manually through the bash with gcc etc.? Opinions appreciated if you want to share.

I've been using VSCode for awhile on Fedora 36 and very much like it, especially the way it integrates with "git". In addition, I also like the many very well written plugins available through the VSCode web site. Lately, I've been debugging and editing rather long complex bash scripts and these tools help a great deal.
 

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I use vs code for most of my projects.There are some alternatives you can try if you want a IDE rather than a editor like pycharm("for python") eclipse("for java) and codeblocks ("for c/c++")
 

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I use PyCharm on Windows, but when I'm writing Linux DevOps / automation stuff. (which is 95% of my development) I generally write it in Linux over ssh with just Vim. (I don't use Linux on the desktop)
 
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