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I have a Jetbrains annual subscription so I can use this tool for free and I've used the Java IDE for years so I really want to like CLion. But it's just over complex to add 3rd party libraries etc. Netbeans/Eclipse etc are much better integrated with the build tools See More
NetBeans is a free, GPL-licensed IDE. It can can run on any computer with a Java virtual machine. If a computer has a Java virtual machine (JVM), Netbeans can run on it. Netbeans can therefore run on a variety of operating systems such as Windows, *nix, and Mac OS. EditComment References 1 See More
Allegedly, VS Code is "lightweight". Yet, running multiple instances of it at once, you may get many "out of memory" messages from Windows despite 16 GB RAM. (While of course also running other things. The point is the comparison with some other IDEs/editors where running them alongside the same number of other applications doesn't cause Windows to run out of memory). See More
At it's core, Atom is a text editor, not an IDE. You can, however, make it more IDE-like by installing some of thousands of packages it offers. There is, of course, drawbacks to this, one of which is the huge amount of memory it takes up, which in turn affects the speed at which files are opened and managed. Furthermore, large files will experience lag, even if you haven't installed any of the packages. All of these have to do with Atom being a text editor and not an IDE. To be honest, I'm not sure why Atom is even on this list. If you do like using a text editor instead of an IDE, I'd recommend VS Code instead, as that is much more customizable, and far less cluttered. See More
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Sublime Text supports a large number of languages and general text editing features out of the box, but its most useful feature is its extensibility - Sublime Text uses TextMate's syntax declaration files to support new languages, has all its menus and keybindings generated from JSON files, and can be scripted to add new features using Python. See More
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