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Offline Foolish

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BLIDE or any other IDE?
« on: January 14, 2020, 02:06:20 AM »
Hey all,

I am getting back into Blitzmax but was never keen on maxIDE.  I used BLIDE as my main IDE but it has been so many years I don't have it anymore and it doesn't look like I can re-purchase it either.

Does anyone know if BLIDE is still available and I am just being dense or if there is another IDE available that has things like code folding and intellisense like Blide has? 

Thanks,
Foolish

Offline GW

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Re: BLIDE or any other IDE?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 07:21:47 AM »
Currently there is no ide as good at handling large projects as BLIde.  But Hezcore is working on a VSCode plugin for blitzmax that is coming along nicely.https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,5824.msg33521/
There is also IndevIDE: https://sourceforge.net/p/indevide/wiki/Home/ that is a solid ide with some basic intellisence and modern features.
If you purchased blide in the past then the author should be able to provide you with a download.

Offline Hardcoal

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Re: BLIDE or any other IDE?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 08:13:14 AM »
Blide is the best so far.. for blitzmax

shame that its developer doesnt fix minor things..
to make it even better..

like go back and forth in code buttons and so on
Happy New Year

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Re: BLIDE or any other IDE?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 09:20:20 AM »
Yeah I don't think I'm really in any position to answer this, because of course I'm going to be biased heh.
But I'll throw in a few lines about my project anyways.

VSCode is a fantastic open source IDE for Window, Linux, Mac and even web.
It might look big and scary, but is really simple.
Especially once you get your head around how it works.

It's got every feature imaginable, but can also act as a super basic text editor.
It's also the only third party IDE for BlitzMax that's in active development.
(based on this https://blitzmax.org/docs/en/community/ides/)
And also the only third party IDE that natively supports NG's new additions; like Structs, Enums and Interfaces.

And because this is just an extension for an already existing IDE developed my Microsoft;
it means that every fix or new update they come out with (about once a month) will just magically make this BlitzMax extension better as well.

The biggest downside is that debugging isn't 100% supported yet in the extension.
You won't get the very fancy VSCode debugger showing you BlitzMax debug information.
You'll instead get the standard terminal debugger.
So if you're a user that heavily relies on the visual debugger; then this might not be right for you.
Keep it simple. 🚀
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BlitzMax for VSCode

Offline Foolish

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Re: BLIDE or any other IDE?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 11:59:00 AM »
Got it!

I have it installed and was able to compile through the terminal.  Thanks for the direction.  I am looking forward to using it.


Offline Foolish

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Re: BLIDE or any other IDE?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 12:10:58 AM »
Just a quick update.  I'm definitely digging it.

Thanks again.

 

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