When comparing Ninja IDE vs Gnome Builder, the Slant community recommends Gnome Builder for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for C++ on Linux?” Gnome Builder is ranked 16th while Ninja IDE is ranked 20th. The most important reason people chose Gnome Builder is:
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Pro Syntax highlighting
Plugins can easily be created to add features that you may need but are otherwise missing from the IDE.
Pro Virtualenv support
Has out of the box support for virtualenv, which can be added when first starting a project or later through the settings.
Pro Embedded Python console
Has an embedded python console built in.
Pro Script runner
It is possible to run the project or any file opened in the editor with just one click.
Pro Find in files / find usages
Allows you to search one or more words, a regular expression, etc.
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Pro Built-in static analysis
NInja IDE highlights both static and PEP8 errors in a file. With each type of error having its own icon.
Pro Render HTML files
Also supports rendering HTML files currently loaded in the editor.
Pro Project management
Allows you to manage projects, saving descriptions and information about them and letting the user to perform file management related task inside the IDE itself.
Pro Easily locate code
Code locator allows quick and direct access to any file, function or class inside one of the project by simply pressing a few keys. Pressing
Ctrl + K open a popup over a text field, where you can type the name of what you want.
Pro Symbols explorer built in
You can easily see all functions, classes and attributes in the current program.
Pro Written in Python
Pro Bash support
Pro Sublime snippets
Pro Multi-language support
Pro Great language support (for linux based projects)
Pro Integrates nicely into the GNOME Desktop Environment
Client-side decorations, good use of widgets.
Pro Terminal built in
Fully featured terminal is packaged.
Pro Integrated debugging
Pro Extendable through plugins
Pro Lovely find and replace tool with great REGEX support
Shows a live feedback of what matches the pattern/criteria entered.
Pro Supports versioning (git)
Shows diff indication and has branch integration too.
Pro Tiling Editor capability
Pro Integrated system-wide profiler for improving software performance
Good templates available to build applications, even to build gnome applications.
Con Latest version (2.3) is from 2013
But it looks like the project is still maintained towards 3.0 release.
Con Bad performance
Freezes and slows down often.
Con No project management
Because it is still in early development there are little project management functionalities.