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Alternatives to PlatformIO

Arduino, Eclipse, Arduino IDE, Atom-IDE, and Atom are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PlatformIO.
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What is PlatformIO and what are its top alternatives?

PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling.
PlatformIO is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.
PlatformIO is an open source tool with 4.2K GitHub stars and 536 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to PlatformIO's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to PlatformIO

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Arduino

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An open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
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christy craemer
christy craemer
Program Manager | 9 upvotes 11.3K views

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

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Dean Stringer
Dean Stringer
at Systemic Solutions | 6 upvotes 104.9K views

Have been a Visual Studio Code user since just after launch to the general public, having used the likes of Eclipse and Atom previously. Was amazed how mature it seemed off the bat and was super intrigued by the bootstrapped nature of it having been written/based on Electron/TypeScript, and of course being an open-source app from Microsoft. The features, plugin ecosystem and release frequency are very impressive. I do dev work on both Mac and Windows and don't use anything else now as far as IDEs go.

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Arduino IDE

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      I am learning Python coding and doing lots of hands on python problem. I like the feel of Jupyter notebook but I have concern will that slow my computer performance. Will PyCharm or Jupyter or Atom-IDE is good for python coding?

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      Jerome Dalbert
      Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 12 upvotes 247.4K views

      I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

      But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

      • your fingers literally don鈥檛 ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
      • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
      • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

      The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won鈥檛 need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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      Julian Sanchez
      Julian Sanchez
      Lead Developer at Chore Champion | 9 upvotes 172.9K views

      We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text

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      Visual Studio

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      Nicholas Rogoff
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      Secure Membership Web API backed by SQL Server. This is the backing API to store additional profile and complex membership metadata outside of an Azure AD B2C provider. The front-end using the Azure AD B2C to allow 3rd party trusted identity providers to authenticate. This API provides a way to add and manage more complex permission structures than can easily be maintained in Azure AD.

      We have .Net developers and an Azure infrastructure environment using server-less functions, logic apps and SaaS where ever possible. For this service I opted to keep it as a classic WebAPI project and deployed to AppService.

      • Trusted Authentication Provider: @AzureActiveDirectoryB2C
      • Frameworks: .NET Core
      • Language: C# , Microsoft SQL Server , JavaScript
      • IDEs: Visual Studio Code , Visual Studio
      • Libraries: jQuery @EntityFramework, @AutoMapper, @FeatureToggle , @Swashbuckle
      • Database: @SqlAzure
      • Source Control: Git
      • Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps
      • Test tools: Postman , Newman
      • Test framework: @nUnit, @moq
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      Maria Naggaga
      Maria Naggaga
      Senior Program Manager - .NET Team at Microsoft | 7 upvotes 127.6K views

      .NET Core is #free, #cross-platform, and #opensource. A developer platform for building all types of apps ( #web apps #mobile #games #machinelearning #AI and #Desktop ).

      Developers have chosen .NET for:

      Productive: Combined with the extensive class libraries, common APIs, multi-language support, and the powerful tooling provided by the Visual Studio family ( Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code ), .NET is the most productive platform for developers.

      Any app: From mobile applications running on iOS, Android and Windows, to Enterprise server applications running on Windows Server and Linux, or high-scale microservices running in the cloud, .NET provides a solution for you.

      Performance: .NET is fast. Really fast! The popular TechEmpower benchmark compares web application frameworks with tasks like JSON serialization, database access, and server side template rendering - .NET performs faster than any other popular framework.

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      Andrey Kurdyumov
      Andrey Kurdyumov
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      I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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      Gustavo Mu帽oz
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      In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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      Julien DeFrance
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