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    Learning programming in Linux

    by seichi00 ·



    I have always used Windows (and an IDE) to learn programming. But I want to start using Linux (for learning and practicing, I already have general usage down). I’m sure there are IDEs (suggestions?), but is there a more proper/suitable/beneficial way to go about doing so in Linux? If it matters, C, C++, Java, Python. And Fedora, but once I am more comfortable, Arch.


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      Re: learn programming

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Learning programming in Linux

      For Java I can recommend Eclipse from as an IDE.
      For C++ you might like to try all 5 from

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      Wait a second.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Learning programming in Linux

      I’ve used Linux off and on for decades and with about 5 commands committed to memory did well for years. Are you talking about the raw Linux that boots to a command prompt or the myriad of GUI shells? Learning the dozen shells might be interesting but what are you asking here?

      Learn Eclipse on all the platforms is my advice. Eclipse is good for more than Java and what you do on Windows works on Linux for the most part.

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      by claquesift0p ·

      In reply to Learning programming in Linux

      Yeah so many of these only function under a broken definition of “benefit”. For instance saying “gaming on Linux has come a long way” – that’s not a benefit to Linux, in fact that’s actually admitting it’s still a downside aka the opposite of benefit because it still lags behind. Also “you can run a Windows vm if you need it” – that’s not a benefit of Linux, you can run VMs on Windows and just run Linux in a vm for the things it actually is a benefit for.

      I’m not arguing for one over the other. I use Linux and am on Linux systems for work constantly. But half these aren’t benefits they’re just things to think about.

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