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Alternatives to PlatformIO

Eclipse, Arduino, 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 GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PlatformIO's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to PlatformIO

  • Eclipse
    Eclipse

    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform. ...

  • Arduino
    Arduino

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. ...

  • Arduino IDE
    Arduino IDE

    It makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. ...

  • Atom-IDE
    Atom-IDE

    A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient. ...

  • Atom
    Atom

    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it. ...

  • Visual Studio
    Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. ...

  • IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA

    Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages. ...

  • PyCharm
    PyCharm

    PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes! ...

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          "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
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