[kwlug-disc] development tools

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Apr 9 14:37:48 EDT 2010

Depends on what he wants to develop in (language, ...etc.) and what is he
developing (front end/user interface stuff, server stuff, embedded, ...etc.)

But here are some integrated development environments (IDE) I have used in
the past which are quite good:

Kdevelop is a very capable IDE historically used for C and C++, but now
supports other languages (even PHP).

Quanta Plus is a very good IDE for web based applications (PHP, HTML,

Komodo Edit is a free IDE for scripting languages (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby,
...etc.). A commercial version includes a debugger and version control
system integration.

Eclipse is not something I like, being written in Java and hence can be
bloated and slow. However, it is a very popular IDE for any language you can
think of. Even the Android phone SDK is based on Eclipse.

There are others that I did not use (e.g. NetBeans).

All of the above are free. There are commercial alternatives (e.g. Zend for

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> On a webmaster forum I belong to, someone asked about development (code
> editing I think) type tools available on linux.  He's a complete noob to
> linux and is used to developing on windows.
> Since I don't develop code, all I got is 'nano'.  What should I be telling
> him to use for his development platform/tools?
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Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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