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6. Alternatives to the Arduino IDE

Norman Dunbar1 
Rawdon, West Yorkshire, UK
A number of alternatives to the Arduino IDE exist. Some are massive overkill such as the Atmel Studio 7 (www.microchip.com/mplab/avr-support/atmel-studio-7), based on Microsoft Visual Studio and which only runs on Windows, and MPLAB-X (www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-x-ide). Others such as the AVR Eclipse Plugin (http://avr-eclipse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/The_AVR_Eclipse_Plugin) are plugins for the Eclipse IDE, a Java-based IDE on steroids, and again quite large. This chapter looks at two other, smaller, alternatives and the two which I will be investigating here ...

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