Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
General Development Even though I'm not a programmer, I still know that while some programmers like the idea of graphical programming, whereas others shun the concept completely, opting for a more hands-on approach. While Microsoft is quite active in the field of graphical programming, the company's own high-level coders aren't very keen on the idea.
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RE[4]: Comment
by Timmmm on Mon 30th Nov 2009 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment"
Timmmm
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2006-07-25

Yeah NetBeans is pretty good. It is Java-slow, but not as bad as Eclipse and has a much less insane UI.

KDevelop is ok, but again, the UI is just too cluttered and messy. And autocompletion never worked (maybe they've fixed that in KDevelop4).

Visual Studio is clearly one of microsofts best products, and one that they deserve high praise for. The autocompletion in particular is almost unparalleled. The only UI that comes close in my opinion is...

Qt Creator, which has autocompletion that works well (!), a simple UI, isn't a slow Java program, and has a very nice text editor (you can even get it to show whitespace which I think is rather nice). It is lacking in a few key features (e.g. you can't organise source files into folders), but despite this I think it is definitely the best C++ IDE available for linux.

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RE[5]: Comment
by Laurence on Mon 30th Nov 2009 12:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Can you build CLI apps with QT Creator or is it strictly for building QT GUIs?

Edited 2009-11-30 12:47 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment
by boudewijn on Mon 30th Nov 2009 15:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Sure you can build cli apps. You can even build apps that don't use Qt at all, not even the non-gui QtCore library, but Qt Creator is really optimized for Qt-based projects. And if you are building a GUI app, you don't have to use the visual designer component, if you prefer you can just as well create all the widget hierarchy and layout by hand.

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RE[6]: Comment
by ebasconp on Mon 30th Nov 2009 20:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Can you build CLI apps with QT Creator or is it strictly for building QT GUIs?


I actually use Qt Creator for my projects written using my own hand-made make files and it works like a charm.

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RE[5]: Comment
by boudewijn on Mon 30th Nov 2009 15:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

KDeveloper4's insight in your code, and consequently its autocompletion and tooltipping is really great these days. And Qt Creator has progressed quite a bit beyond the phase when it couldn't show the folders your code is organized in.

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