Builder: A New Development IDE Being Built For GNOME
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 30 July 2014 at 10:44 AM EDT. 76 Comments
GNOME Builder is a new integrated development environment (IDE) being developed for building GNOME applications faster and better.

Christian Hergert is spearheading "Builder" as a new GNOME IDE that's not designed to take on the likes of Eclipse and Qt Creator, but rather is expected to focus solely on GNOME development without any other extras. Builder is in early prototype stages and will focus around supporting GNOME development with C, Vala, JavaScript, and Python. Builder will focus around GObject Introspection, PerfKit integration, GDB debugging support, memory leak checking with Clang, Git integration support, GSettings support, DBus hooks, and other features to ease and speed up application development for those targeting the GNOME 3 stack.

While Builder seems fairly ambitious, Christian Hergert is reportedly quitting his day job at MongoDB to focus on Builder for the next year. An update on Builder was shared today at the GUADEC 2014 conference with some notes being published from the conference on Fedora Magazine. Those wishing to learn more about Builder can also see this GNOME Wiki page.

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