When comparing SlickEdit vs Code::Blocks, the Slant community recommends Code::Blocks for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for C++ on Windows?” Code::Blocks is ranked 1st while SlickEdit is ranked 9th.
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Pro Built-in beautifier
The beautifier formats code as you type to help improve readability and consistency.
Pro Integrated debuggers for multiple languages
Integrated debuggers for GNU C++, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, and PHP.
Pro Compiler tools
Pro Third party tool integration
Pro Symbol analysis support
There are powerful symbol analysis features in SlickEdit, including context tagging and references.
Pro Extensive support for programming languages
SlickEdit supports over 50 programming languages on nine platforms.
Pro Over 13 emulations
Pro Easy access to XCode projects
SlickEdit opens XCode projects with no conversions needed.
Pro Easy access to Visual Studio workspace
SlickEdit opens Visual Studio workspace with no conversions needed.
Pro Popular version control system
Pro Free/Libre/Open Source
Pro Cross platform
Code::Blocks is available for both Windows and Linux, allowing you to use the same IDE across both OSes if you use different machines.
Pro Lets you choose the compiler
Code:Blocks lets the developer choose which compiler to use, giving you a higher level of control for on your development workflow.
Pro Debugger multi-threading support
The debugger supports multi-threaded processes for faster debugging.
Con Poor code completion
The code completion for Code::Blocks is rather poor compared to other IDEs
Con It's hard to make the code readable
Due to the problems with indention, it's hard to make the code look nice.