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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CLion is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • JetBrains Rider is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • CLion and JetBrains Rider are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

CLion

89%
6 Ratings
9.9

Rider

99%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

CLion

100%
1 Rating
9.1

Rider

91%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

CLion

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Rider

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

CLion

82%
7 Ratings
8.1

Rider

81%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

JetBrains

CLion is best suited for day to day IDE for C and c++ programming projects. It integrates inbuilt support for GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) and works like a breeze on linux and *nix based platforms. While using this CLion IDE for different versions of projects, we faced a little difficulty to compare the differences of two versions of same file. This could be taken care of in next versions.
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JetBrains

I think it's the best IDE nowadays for game development, mainly in Unreal, but it's also the best one in cost/benefit for Unity. It might not work for people who prefer a more lightweight IDE, it's still pretty heavy and its indexing takes around 2~3GB of ram, but it's worth the quick indexing and IntelliSense.
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Pros

JetBrains

  • User-friendly UI
  • Supports VIM for fast coding
  • Smart code completion
  • Cross-platform support
  • Split-windows feature
  • Supports both C and C++
  • Provides free student license
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JetBrains

  • Provides a smooth, efficient IDE for developing .NET applications. Performance has been much better than Visual Studio in my experience.
  • Integrated refactoring tools are really comprehensive and useful.
  • Integrates with other JetBrains products such as TeamCity, Upsource, dotTrace, etc.
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Cons

JetBrains

  • Support for SoC from Nordic Semiconductor is not the best on the market.
  • It lacks CMake migration tool for older Make projects.
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JetBrains

  • Rider is slower to start up than, for example, Visual Studio Code so I do find myself using Code for quick edits to files.
  • Rider does appear to be more resource-intensive than Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio.
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Pricing Details

CLion

Starting Price

$8.9 per month

Editions & Modules

CLion editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
CLion for Organizations$19.901
All Products Pack for Organizations$64.902
CLion for Individuals$8.903
All Products Pack for Individuals$24.904

Footnotes

  1. per user, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. per month
  4. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Rider

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Rider editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    JetBrains

    It has the features that I need for my coding
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    JetBrains

    Due to the performance and productivity benefits we get with Rider, we will continue to use it for the foreseeable future.
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    Usability

    JetBrains

    CLion does everything I ask it to do. For me, Unreal Engine 4 compatibility was essential and Epic Game and JetBrains delivered a solid alternative to spending a huge amount of money on the "standard" IDE for game development on Windows. The user interface is sharp and modern without all of the silly frills many software suites now employ. It integrates well with source control systems we use and also works well, as expected, with other JetBrains development tools and assistants.
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    JetBrains

    Rider is a great IDE with extensive C# refactoring support and .NET-specific knowledge. This is great for building .NET applications but for our purposes, the Unity specific suggestions are really helpful.
    JetBrains Rider is great as an editing and debugging environment. It reliably connects to the Unity editor and allows debugging, which some IDEs are not as reliable at doing.
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    Support Rating

    JetBrains

    I am giving it a 9 out of 10 because I did not even need official support from the CLion team but rather, every time I came across a problem, I have been able to solve it within the community itself. This is so precious that you don't even need the help of the program's development/support team. There's a huge community of users that backs you up.
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    JetBrains

    Customer support provided by JetBrains is quite fast and effective. The issues we have encountered were solved within days, which we find reasonable and a very adequate time frame. Bug fixes are added to releases depending on their severity which makes perfect sense. However, we have not encountered any issue which we would consider to be a major problem.
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    Alternatives Considered

    JetBrains

    CLion is at par when compared with many established IDEs. With lesser cost in owning this IDE to the ease of use of this IDE it can be very well chosen and opted for the main IDE with in your organization. Its plugin add on capabilities will surely help to integrate other compilers of other programming languages.
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    JetBrains

    Rider is hands down smoother and way less glitchy than Visual Studio Enterprise. There are way more refactoring capabilities and spell check so that your code is readable, maintainable, and easy to follow. Since Rider is cross-platform, our developers are no longer constrained to only using Windows. We can now get a familiar development environment across Mac, Windows, or Linux!
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    Return on Investment

    JetBrains

    • Greatly decreased initial time needed by a new employee to start coding.
    • Refactoring features allowed to reduce the technical debt in majority of our projects.
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    JetBrains

    • Improve agility of development.
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