High mobility and good debugging features for software development with a huge community support
January 25, 2020

High mobility and good debugging features for software development with a huge community support

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CLion

In a huge organization such as ours with business units such as sales, marketing, HR, CLion is naturally used in specific departments such as R&D and IT. We used it because we developed a C++ application for a production site where speed and responsiveness mattered. So we had to proceed with a compiled language rather than an easier to develop scripting language. I already had experienced in C++ and CLion thanks to my time in university where CLion had provided me with a free student's license, so it was time to pay back. We implemented and used it in our R&D department to program a sensor by developing embedded software that would be used in the production site.


  • Software development
  • IDE


  • Committing and pushing to git takes a lot of time.
  • Spell check sometimes give funny results, indicating wrong places for parentheses.
  • Better, faster debugging with quicker delivery of software.
  • Its mobility and speed resulted in better cross-platform development process and faster delivery.
Most IDEs are huge both in disk and memory which causes it to run slow, where CLion is much smaller and faster. That's what I loved about CLion, compared to its rivals. Not to mention its extensive abilities and functions in the debugging process, thanks to which, we were able to fasten our software development process.
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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It is very fast, mobile and easy to use compared to other IDEs. It even runs on Lubuntu, which contributes to mobility and speed. Its debugging features are just good and sufficient for any kind of software development issues. I love how I am able to track every integer in my array and linked list. This helps the debugging a lot because where some people see memory management and software development a more abstract idea, CLion makes it a concrete, physical, real thing with its debugging features, which in the end results in faster debugging and development for the customer and developer. We're using CLion for C and C++ program developments and it's perfectly appropriate so far that I did not see any circumstance that CLion is not appropriate yet.


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