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What is CLion?

An IDE from JetBrains to develop in C and C++ on Linux, OS X and Windows. Powerful tool that takes care of the routine while you focus on the important things by helping you with smart editor, code generation, quick navigation, reliable refactorings and on-the-fly code analysis with quick fixes (including data flow analysis).

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CLion will take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Knowing your code through and through, it can boost your productivity with smart and relevant code completion, full coding assistance including customizable coding styles, keymaps and various project views, and instant navigation to a symbol's declaration or usages.


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2000
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JetBrains builds productivity software for developers who want to focus more on what they want to accomplish, and less on mundane, repetitive tasks.

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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The simplicity of use of its interface turns out to be the highlight of this application, its easy learning allows me to carry out my developments in a much faster and fluid way, the fact that it has a good amount of documents and information is very useful When having to make a query related to the program without having to resort to the customer service team, the performance of the application is above average, with many other development environments it happened to me that the window was stuck and I had to wait a few minutes to start working, however with CLion I do not have this type of problem at any time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is only oriented to C and C ++ I think they should expand it to more programming languages ​​and be a multi-language IDE, since it really is a very good option to develop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has been very useful for me to learn the basics of C ++ programming, allowing me to develop my applications in a fairly simple way, during my time of use I did not have any problem or difficulty while using it, unlike other IDE's as an eclipse that from the first everything was quite complicated to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It's very similar to IDEA and I'm have been using IDEA for many years. Includes support for libc++ and that's a huge plus since I was dreading adding the support later. Code refactoring is relatively painless as far as it can be with C and C++ and GDB debugger is integrated for when debugging is needed for any reason. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really don't like using C but as a senior software engineer, I need to be able to help my junior colleagues whenever they need help, no matter what language they use. I still dislike using C with CLion but it's less painless since it's quite similar to IDEA and Rider that are my main work tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you know that you are going to use some plugins add them first not after you open a project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reading and editing C code, refactoring when necessary and fixing bugs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Backend Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has a very intelligent implementation for code completion. This is achieved in various ways including how CLion itself understands the language being typed on it and you can believe that it understands C and C++ very comprehensively. The other way that code completion is achieved is through the IDE's trying to learn the current code being typed and unedrstanding the context before suggesting completions.

Also jetbrains has tried to ensure that all their IDEs and tools have an integrated terminal where a lot of commands and third party integrations can be added. For instance, in the terminal pane, you can access your OS's (CLion is cross platform) command interface as well as other third party tools like npm, webpack and composer. All of these implementations help to ease a programmer's work life. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The integration with the build tools that I've mentioned such as nodejs and npm is really messy and complicated on CLion comared to its rivals like Netbeans and Eclipse. This is also why you have to turn to the terminal to use these thrid party libraries instead of a simple GUI interface feature for faster and efficient access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have a jetbrains subscription then you should already be trying out this IDE because it won't cost you anything as it is already bundled within your subscription Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CLion is still miles ahead of Netbeans when it comes to developing desktop applications using C or C++ or even designing and implementing algorithms so this is essentially the benefit I get from it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I configured MySYS on the windows to emulate Linux development environment and I was able to fully integrate it with CLion. The debugging system also worked seamlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When debugging, rather than hitting the exact breakpoint, it sometimes acts weird. Also, the theme options are not very impressive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a wonderful Integrated development environment. I will strongly recommend you to use this tool if you are a C++ developer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing a C++ software and CLion has enhanced my performance of development by ten folds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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C++ Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CLion is very intuitive IDE, with lots of customizable plugins which make the user experience even better. Navigation is simple, and the active community helps to solve any problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the default keyboard shortcuts interfered with Linux utilities. Also, it allowed only one project to be opened at same time - it was pretty hard to compare code shared between two seperate projects. There is a free version of the application for students, but if someone is not enrolled in college, they could only get a free 30-day trial, which is not so much for people not enrolled to college, wanting to learn in their free time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're a student - apply for a free version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing computer software, CLion was faster, more intuitive and more reliable than previous IDE I had worked with. Additional benefit is that it shares the navigation with other IntelliJ programs, which makes it concise and easy to switch between. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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C/C++ Developer and PCB designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the easy way to use it in so different OS(MacOS, Windows, Ubuntu). I like the integration of the terminal, because in MacOS and Ubuntu, it's very easy to get a docker or ssh connection directly from the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Maybe it strength is also it weakness. You have a thousands of options and may cause some confusion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's maybe the best choice for developing in C/C++ Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to program with GCC on Ubuntu and with Borland C 5.02 in Windows. CLion help me to use the same interface and the same way in each OS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Como é típico dos IDEs da JetBrains, essa é uma ferramenta de desenvolvimento poderosa e rica em recursos. O recurso de extensões que podemos instalar para facilitar nosso trabalho O período de avaliação do aluno é gratuito O Depurador é super poderoso. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Configurar o IDE foi incrivelmente difícil pela primeira vez, no entanto, que poderia ter sido corrigido durante as últimas atualizações Ele luta com grandes projetos, particularmente aqueles com muitas dependências Eu tenho que iniciar manualmente o Clion a partir da linha de comando para que ele reconheça o caminho atual. Eu gostaria que eles apoiassem o tradicional Make for building, ao invés de apenas CMake Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

No geral, é o melhor ide. É ótimo para coisas multiplataforma - certificando-se de que a interface é semelhante no Mac o Windows. Se você estiver procurando por um ambiente de desenvolvimento C o C ++ rico em recursos, não procure mais É ótimo para coisas de plataforma cruzada - certificando-se de que a interface é semelhante no Mac o Windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduzindo o tempo para corrigir problemas difíceis, em particular através do uso do depurador e do profiler que ajudam a otimizar o código em tempo real. Não querer morrer ao desenvolver soluções em C o C ++ é um bom benefício Codificação em co c ++ Estou aprendendo para desenvolver jogos Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Eu não tive que aprender como usar a interface e todos os recursos porque eu os conhecia bem Fácil de instalar O suporte ao Debugger é surpreendentemente bom também, permitindo a localização de pontos de interrupção e a busca de variáveis ​​que são mais fáceis de usar que as do XCode Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A velocidade até agora Isso geralmente se manifesta em tempos de espera de comprimento para construir símbolos. Eu tenho que iniciar manualmente o Clion a partir da linha de comando para que ele reconheça o caminho atual. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Certificando-se de que a interface é semelhante em Mac/Windows, você criará um novo arquivo que você tem que configurar o arquivo cmakelists.txt, recomendando o CLion para qualquer um que use CMake e C++. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programação C ++ para processamento de imagens e análise de imagens médicas Outro grande recurso é procurar por um símbolo pressionando 'ctrl' + 'alt' + 'shift' + '' N 'Eu usei projetos CLION para C o C ++ na minha universidade Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Photographer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Autocomplete, unique fonts and interface Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's hard to work with custom compilers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this as my main C editor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Stagiair - C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

A very nice IDE with Embedded Development Support in EAP 2019 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When adding a .c or .h file, this does not get automatically added in the CMakeLists when crosscompiling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had to use Segger Embedded Studio, but that IDE is really a pain to work with. Luckily, I found out that CLion uses CMake to crosscompile for arm embedded devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

C Lion has it's own unique interface and fonts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some libraries not working when using integrated terminal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My research projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Development
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Besides having the same look and feel as IntelliJ, the GUI debugger is just great, integrates really good with most libraries and autocomplete is just great and as other Jetbrains products it integrates git support by default and has links to download Cygwin inside CLion when you need to setup a new C environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No Make support so you must convert Make to CMake all your projects, that's not so fun and it kind of lacks plugin support compared to other C Ides Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you get the All Products Pack form jetbrains and you already know how to use Intellij CLion is a must try software since it's so similar Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reading C and C++ code whenever the need arises Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PhD Candidate
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The UI is the same as all IntelliJ IDEs, so anyone who has used them in the past will have no problem picking it up. The code completion and other features are some of the best. Unlike some IDEs, it even does a pretty reasonable job of reading template code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It struggles with large projects, particularly ones with lots of dependencies. This usually manifests itself it length wait times to build symbols. In the most recent project I used it in, the debugger would often freeze and then crash, an issue I wasn't having with other IDEs. Additionally, it would be nice if build systems other than CMake were supported (Make, QMake etc). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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More work needs to be done to improve performance, particularly for projects with many files and dependencies. The debugger also seems unstable when the executable is moderately memory intensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scientific computing and engineering applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that CLion lets you use all the modern C++ features. The syntax highlighting is good, as is the debugger (really good)! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The integration with CMake is not as good as it could be. It forces you to use CMake. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's great for cross-platform stuff -- making sure the interface is similar on Mac/Windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use CLion to teach my students how to program. They love using the debugger to solve their problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

c lion is a very nice and helpful ide for C. The code completion, verification, and debugging are all very nice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

no real complaints about c lion, it would be nice if there was a community edition Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

C lion makes it much easier and faster to write and test code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Department and Team Member
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As is typical with JetBrains IDEs, this is a powerful, feature-rich development tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a slight learning curve, and setup can be difficult if never done before. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a feature-rich C/C++ development environment, look no further. This is the tool for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding in C Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Team Manager
Telecommunications
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tons of built in tools, semantic coloring, auto-complete, VCS integrations and so on Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes time to find 3rd party themes, I would like to see more built in themes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding in c/c++ Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UT
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are a number of must have features in CLion, such as auto-complete, refactoring support, built in debugger, and the new profiler feature. All of these are useful in day-to-day operations. CLion also integrates very well with CMake. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike about CLion is the difficulty of getting CLion to accept a PATH configuration from a bashrc file. I have to manually launch Clion from the command line in order to get it to recognize the current path. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend CLion to anyone using CMake and C++. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've developed robotics applications for the Robot Operating System, which require high performance and real time code. CLion helps my development time on this. by reducing the time to fix difficult problems, in particular via the usage of the debugger and the profiler which help to optimize real time code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The extensions feature that we can install to make our work easy. Also UI is best. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When we create new file, in any other folder, we have to configure the cmakelists.txt file everytime. This is the worst thing about this IDE Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Everytime, you will create new file you have to configure cmakelists.txt file. This is the worst thing about this IDE. Overall it's the best ide. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to do coding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is basically everything you need in an IDE, I struggled to set up Visual Studio on a Mac and found an amazing superior alternative in Clion, everything from the console to GitHub integration is seamless. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not enough content/tutorials online, May be confusion out of the box. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make the change sooner rather than later. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazing integration with git and github. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I use this product to develop and debug C/C++ codes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is quite annoying, However it is free for students Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding with ease, semantic coloring and auto complete helps a lot Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Intelli IDE for c language, what more can you require? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at all. Powerfull tool including cool themes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not wanting to die when developing solutions in C o C++ is quite a good benefit Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to install. The editor follows oxygen coding standard . Helpful for the make files. has all the c compilation version . provides console , debugger line to line and version control Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Initial learning is required which although is easy but takes time for a complete beginner. there is no backup facility . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best IDE for C++ Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have implemented all my projects in c++ using CLION. It has huge benefits of easy project management . readability and inbuilt version maintenance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Same style as other JetBrains IDEs, easy to work with Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Setting up the IDE was incredibly hard for the first time (however, that could have been fixed during last updates); Auto-correction for code works not that good comparing to Java Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding; I love that IDE design is similar to other IDEs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack Developer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Autocomplete and suggestions for alternative loops etc. is quite good.

Support for dynamic imports.

'Ctrl' + 'Click' to move to the definition of the function.

'Ctrl' + 'alt' + 'shift' + 'N' to search for a symbol.

Moving the code up or down using 'ctrl' + 'alt' + 'UP'/'DOWN' to move some code around as it takes care of the indentation correctly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Dynamic imports could be wrong sometimes, and the editor won't even warn you, you will need to figure out on your own. Default key bindings will give you trouble for moving to last cursor position in Gnome based linux distributions. I had to overwrite and set my own shortcuts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For newcomers learning c and c++ on CLion is a pleasant experience, compared to the other editors that I have tried. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am learning to develop games. The library that I am using is SFM. Since SFML is for C. I started using CLion, as I knew about other jetBrains products. The IDEs made by jetBrains are great. They provide code completion, suggestions. One of the features that I like the most is 'ctrl' + 'click' to move to the definition of a fuction. Another great feature is searching for a symbol by pressing 'ctrl' + 'alt' + 'shift' + ''N'.

I hope to be a gameplay programmer one day and CLion is helping me do that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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