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CLion vs NetBeans IDE: What are the differences?

CLion: A cross-platform IDE for C and C++. Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings; NetBeans IDE: Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

CLion and NetBeans IDE can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

Some of the features offered by CLion are:

  • Smart Editor
  • Code Generation
  • CMake

On the other hand, NetBeans IDE provides the following key features:

  • Best Support for Latest Java Technologies
  • Fast & Smart Code Editing
  • Easy & Efficient Project Management

"Good editor" is the top reason why over 21 developers like CLion, while over 63 developers mention "Rich features" as the leading cause for choosing NetBeans IDE.

Edify, Campaign Panel, and inFeedo are some of the popular companies that use NetBeans IDE, whereas CLion is used by Codealike, Zscaler, and EXANTE. NetBeans IDE has a broader approval, being mentioned in 62 company stacks & 46 developers stacks; compared to CLion, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of CLion
Pros of NetBeans IDE
  • 29
    Good editor
  • 28
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Already one of the best C/C++ IDEs, even before launch
  • 22
    Powerful refactoring, extremely smart IDE
  • 20
    Cross-platform build
  • 18
    Clean, Sleek User Interface
  • 17
    Much faster and smarter than Intellisense
  • 13
    Vertically/Horizontally split windows
  • 12
    Great navigation, error messages and auto completion
  • 9
    Vim plugin
  • 8
    Not a 20gb installation
  • 5
    It is best IDE
  • 3
    Like this one because of - not a 20GB installation
  • 2
    Free Flowing C++ IDE
  • 1
    IDE supports Python with all features of PyCharm CE
  • 75
    Rich features
  • 68
    Crossplatform
  • 47
    Plugins(Git, SVN)
  • 38
    Extensible
  • 36
    Easy to use
  • 35
    PHP Support
  • 33
    Java support
  • 27
    File History
  • 21
    Code analysis
  • 18
    MySQL support
  • 13
    Open source
  • 12
    Free
  • 9
    Strong Maven Support
  • 9
    Code completion
  • 8
    NodeJs support
  • 6
    Webdev king
  • 6
    Best
  • 5
    Easy maven project start
  • 3
    Foss
  • 3
    Mandatory
  • 3
    History of changes, friendly tabs
  • 3
    Jira Plugin
  • 2
    I don't like NetBeans
  • 2
    Native Nette support
  • 2
    Smarty support
  • 2
    Groovy support
  • 2
    Intuitive ui
  • 2
    Chrome plugin to live update javascript from browser
  • 2
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 2
    Custom html tags support
  • 1
    Powerful refactoring
  • 1
    Composer commands inside IDE
  • 1
    Visual GUI Builder for Swing / AWT

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Cons of CLion
Cons of NetBeans IDE
  • 2
    No good support for Makefiles
  • 2
    Not free, unless you are a student
  • 2
    PHP debug doesn't support conditional breakpoints

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What is CLion?

Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings.

What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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