5. Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac
Not long ago, Microsoft released Visual Studio for the Mac. We don’t know a lot about this solution except that one can certainly use it to learn and write C++ code. There is a free version of Visual Studio for students and non-commercial developers.
If your goal is to learn C++ as a student, this solution will certainly work as well as Xcode, and it’s free. You can even build full-featured macOS, iOS and Android apps with it down the road as your expertise develops. Plus, it has its own debugger. From Microsoft:
With Xamarin’s advanced debugging, profiling tools, unit tests, and UI test generation features, it’s faster and easier than ever for you to build, connect, and tune native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and macOS.
Hats off to Microsoft for creating this tool.
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