KDevelop Review

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  1. What is KDevelop
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is KDevelop ?

KDevelop is an open-source, free cross-platform IDE that supports various programming languages. It’s an environment that allows programmers to work on their projects uninterrupted no matter how small or large they are. It features a smart code editor interface with built-in semantic code analysis. This allows the system to have a thorough understanding of working projects, giving users an enhanced coding experience. The platform is also extensible, allowing users to expand its functionalities via plugin support. Example of such integration is graphical debuggers for PHP, Python, and C++ that helps programmers in fixing their codes.

Product Quality Score

Features
6.4
Ease of use
6.4
Customer support
6.2
Value for money
6.6
6.4
TOTAL SCORE

KDevelop features

Main features of KDevelop are:

  • Graphical Debugger Support
  • Unit Test Integration
  • Find & Replace Function
  • Split Views
  • Build Systems Support
  • Version Control Systems Support
  • Console Toolview
  • Documentation Integration
  • Rainbow Highlighting
  • File & Project Templates
  • Persistent Disk Cache
  • Quick Code Navigation
  • Problems Toolview
  • Semantic Highlighting
  • Semantic Code Completion
  • External Script Support
  • Code Snippets
  • Shortcuts Assignment
  • Annotate
  • Vim Compatible Input Mode

KDevelop Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of KDevelop are its low resource cost requirement, full support for many languages, context-based completion of codes, navigation popup widget, and adaptability. Here are more details:

Lightweight

The platform runs on low prerequisites that allow users to properly deploy it on low-end or older machines. It utilizes a small part of the memory, which means that other applications can also be opened and switched between without causing any lagging or other similar issues.

Multi-Language Support

KDevelop fully supports various languages, including PHP, Python, JavaScript, Qt QML, and C/C++. The mentioned languages receive full support in terms of smart context-based code completion, syntax highlighting, and code navigation. Other languages, however, still receive rudimentary support, such as text-based code completion and syntax highlighting.

Context-Based Code Completion

While it’s pretty common for IDEs to feature code completion functionality, only a few of them implement it using context as a basis. KDevelop is an example of such a platform. It features sophisticated heuristics which allows for best code completion by providing suggestions that are based on context.

Popup Navigation

The IDE features a robust quick navigation popup widget that allows users to navigate around their project easily. For example, if coders want to go back to a parent class, they can do so without the need to scroll up many times. It’s also capable of browsing functions, classes, and projects as well as searching for symbols and jumping to declarations or definitions.

Adaptable

KDevelop is developed with the mindset that each programmer is utilizing a unique style of doing their jobs. That is why the system is made to be adaptable, allowing them to rearrange and configure the interface the way they see fit.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

KDevelop Integrations

The following KDevelop integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Subversion
  • Mercurial
  • CVS
  • Git
  • Perforce
  • Bazaar

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Customer Support

Online

Pricing Plans

KDevelop pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
KDEVELOP
Free
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