Program to run Visual Studios 2010

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by bsavi, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. bsavi macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    I have searched and found some topics related to this one but most were not resolved or finished, and some were just too different in comparison.

    I have a Mac Book Pro that I ask a lot of. It runs the master version of Adobe and I run Visual Studios 2010 on Parallels. Parallels runs Windows 7 and when it starts up it slows the computer down a lot. Is there something else out there that is comparable to Visual Studios that will allow me to build and compile my programs that are built in c, c++, and Java? I think there is stuff built into the mac that allows for coding but I am not familiar.

    I run OSx 10.7.2 with a 2.66Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo and run 4GB 1067MHz DDR3

    I am open to all suggestions but I am tired of programing on my Desktop that is a PC, I would like to be able to code on my laptop and not have it drag all the performance out of it.

  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    For C/C++ check XCode. For Java try IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse
  3. bsavi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Can you compile and run with those? Also if header files and cpp files are supplied can include them in the project?

  4. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    QT is great if you want to compile things for more than 1 platform and it has a project format you were asking about.
  5. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
  6. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Yes and yes. They are IDEs.
  7. jiminaus macrumors 65816


    Dec 16, 2010
    What files are you referring to? Are you referring to Microsoft-supplied header files?

    Also how platform neutral is your C/C++ code? If you use an Microsoft compiler features or Windows platform libraries, then you'll need to port that to Mac OS X.
  8. bsavi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    The code I write is platform neutral, shouldn't be a problem getting it to work on either a mac or pc but im not sure about the header and cpp file that need to be worked into the program. I will have to look into it further.

    Thank you for all the help, I'll let you know what I end up using and how it works out for me.
  9. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Nottingham, England
    +1 for Netbeans. It's fantastic for Java, and I'm pretty sure the C++ plugin is good too (though I haven't used it myself).

    +1 also for XCode, which I do use a lot, though Netbeans is more like VS2010 and XCode can be a bit 'different'.

    It's also worth considering TextMate or Sublime Text, both of which are text editors, but with some really great programmer features. If you install XCode, you've got gcc on the command line...
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I am an Eclipse user but I find NetBeans better for PHP development, in case that interests you at all - mostly because NetBeans will helpfully detect MAMP as a target, if you have that installed.

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