Hello !! Are you a developer / coder confused about moving on to Linux. Good news for you. You can easily code in your favorite programming language in Linux distributions. So, this post (linux for programmers) is dedicated to the developers new in linux.

Here are some IDE ( Integrated development environment ) which can be used in Linux. I am using and testing all of them in Ubuntu 14.04.

                 MonoDevelop | NetBeans | Android Studio | phpStorm 

 MonoDevelop : 

Cross platform IDE for C#, F#, Visual Basic .NET, C/C++, Java, ASP .NET and many more

Installation Process :

  • sudo su 
  • Enter your ADMIN password 
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install monodevelop


An Awesome and a robust IDE for developers. Cross platform IDE for Java, HTML5, php,  C/ C++ ,  Groovy .

Installation Process :

  • Download the installer:

                                            Download and Install

You can Also Download form Netbeans Download Page

  •   cd Downloads  
            chmod +x ~/Downloads/netbeans-8.0.2-linux.sh

This name “netbeans-8.0.2-linux.sh” can be different according to your                   version of the IDE.

  • ./netbeans-8.0.2-linux.sh
  • When You are done You will see This

Android Studio

Built on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, the popular Java IDE by JetBrains. Similar to Eclipse and Best for Android Apps Development


  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.15 or later
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Oracle® Java Development Kit (JDK) 7

Tested on Ubuntu® 14.04, Trusty Tahr (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications).

Installation Process :

  • To add the Android Studio PPA, run the command:

             sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio

  • Now  update package lists and install the script:
            sudo apt-get update

            sudo apt-get install android-studio
  • stay out It will take several minutes to download
  • Go to Download directory and get the permission using terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)

            chmod +x ~/Downloads/AndroidStudio/opt/android-                                         studio/bin/studio.sh


   Yahoo!! You are done with installing Android Studio 🙂 



  • Install PhpStorm

wget http://download-cf.jetbrains.com/webide/PhpStorm-9.0.2.tar.gz

tar -xvf PhpStorm-9.0.2.tar.gz

            cd PhpStorm-141.2462/bin


  • Done with Installation 🙂 

Hopefully, this article will help you guys to get what you need and also relieve you form stress of reading and checking loads of resources like I did when I first installed linux in my machine.



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