Developers need the best tools for the job. This is why the Kubuntu Focus comes with integrated support for JetBrains IDEs as well as easy installation for Microsoft Visual Studio Code.
Kubuntu Focus computers come pre-installed with JetBrains Toolbox, which includes several IDEs for whatever development situation is needed. Additionally, we also provide integration in the desktop environment with file manager integration and KRunner integration (accessed with alt-space, functions much like Apple's Spotlight). JetBrains IDE solutions are used by developers worldwide and come highly recommended.
For more information about JetBrains or their IDEs, please visit their website.
Another popular development environment is the free Microsoft Visual Studio Code. With thousands of extensions, it has become an extremely popular development environment. Although it was originally billed as a "text editor" it has become extremely powerful as a result of its thousands of community-contributed extensions. This allows it to work as an all-in-one IDE with support for many different languages in a single project.
If you wish to use the VSCode Settings Sync feature, you will require
libsecret capability. This can be provided by KeePassXC which is installed by default on all Kubuntu Focus systems. Please see the guide found here.
For more information, please visit the Visual Studio Code website.
KDevelop is a fully-featured Integrated Development Environment, perfect for C and C++ projects and other supported languages. It has great code completion and project support, along with documentation integration that keeps you close to where you're editing code. It was one of the first KDE projects, and is used by many KDE developers as their primary IDE.
https://www.qt.io/product/development-tools">QT Creator is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) built for the maximum developer experience. Qt Creator runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS desktop operating systems and allows developers to create software across desktop, mobile, and embedded platforms. You can install the community version using the Discover software manager.
Don't forget about standard terminal tools. Both Vim and Emacs can provide extensive capabilities and scripting. Focus systems come with a comprehensive Vim environment and capabilities. For example, it supports fenced syntax in Markdown, and shortcuts to round numbers to n decimal places (
;r), format JSON (
ctrl+j) compress JSON (
ctrl+k), remove trailing spaces (
;k) and much more. Because Vim runs on the most humble devices over slow connections, one can use this just about anywhere.
Focus systems also include a few bash extensions. The
gg command simply provides case-insentive search in files in the current working directory. The
qwe command is a CLI bookmark system that is both easy to use and powerful - we use it all the time. You can see more here.
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