Great IDE for quick production
April 28, 2022

Great IDE for quick production

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

My organization predominantly works on multiple projects with multiple clients on C and C++ development projects. We use this CLion IDE as a daily runner for these C and C++ projects. This CLion IDE was chosen for our organization as it costs lesser when compared to other expensive IDEs and have all good aspects of a full fledged IDE.
  • It's economical IDE and most suitable for small to mid sized companies.
  • Has a simple IDE and is very easy to use and learn.
  • It has got lot of plugins to integrate into this IDE.
  • It does not have an inbuilt compiler and hence you will have to download and install one.
  • CLion itself could have provided couple of compilers and maybe one open source compiler with in it.
  • Certainly could be improved to add more programming languages.
  • Inbuilt gcc support and well suited and adapted for C projects.
  • Support for embedded systems development is an important feature for us.
  • Auto completion of code is definitely a very useful feature for most of us.
  • Ease of learning the IDE definitely saved learning times with in team members.
  • Auto completion feature made the development faster and helped developers.
  • GUI debugger in this IDE is great and helps ease the development.
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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Ubuntu OpenStack, Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000), AWS CodeCommit
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.