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C programing suites/IDEs

Hi I'm new to ubuntu I am a computer science also working with information security. I need a development environment for c,c++,java,VB,.NET,perl,ptyhon,ruby suggest me the best ide easy to install,customize and usage. Please answer me soon

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marked as duplicate by izx, Marco Ceppi Aug 23 '12 at 14:46

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I think most people use eclipse for that

sudo apt-get install eclipse

I for one stick to vim with syntax highlighting.

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Take a look at Eclipse (as mentioned by January). You can use Eclipse to develop in most of those languages above (I've used it for Java, C++ and Ruby).

For Java development you'll also want to make sure that you have a JDK (Java Development Kit) installed. The easiest way to tell if you have one, is to run the following command from terminal:

$ javac -version

And that should return something like this:

javac 1.6.0_33

Setting up a Ruby development environment can be a little tricky. Here's a tutorial on how to specifically setup Ruby on Ubuntu.

However, for .Net development you will want a Windows instance with Visual Studio. The Mono project has come a long way with building an open source implementation of the .Net framework. But (especially if you are a comp-sci student) you will want to make sure that your local .Net framework matches-up with whichever one your class will be using. While Visual Studio is expensive, the Express Edition should be available by free download, or your professor may have a suggestion on how/where to get a full version.

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