VIsual Studio Community (free) with Visual Micro (free, and low cost optional software debug)... in my opinion having tried all the IDEs, is the best. Visual Micro is a plugin that allows Arduino-style pre-compilation.RogerClark wrote:@ddrown
I guess I could probably use MS Visual studio as an external editor and get some of those functions, but I don't want the massive bloat that installing VS would cause
So VS+VM is like a great editor with the full IDE for multiple serial monitors concurrently and support for the popular downloaders.
Also support for GCC ARM for STM32, Freescale, ESP8266, etc.
VS+VM is much better than Atmel Studio, IMO, for what we do.
With today's big disks and big RAM, big IDEs isn't an issue for me. VS+VM is very, very fast on my PC with its 500GB SSD. "Bloat" isn't an issue at all.
Most of my non-work-in-progress files are on my NAS.