Magic C++ 3.0 review

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Magic C++ is a fully visual integrated development environment(IDE) designed to meet the requirements of those programmers developing

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Magicunix Information Technology Limited
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Magic C++ is a fully visual integrated development environment(IDE) designed to meet the requirements of those programmers developing on remote Linux/Unix server based on Windows client .

By integrating support for both FTP, TELNET and our custom Remote Development Protocol(RDP) based on a client/server architecture, Magic C++ presents a seamless interface to open and edit files, and execute compilers and debuggers.

When comparing this to a conventional development process which would usually involve juggling a PC editor, file transfer utility and terminal window, Magic C++ give programmers advantages become immediately apparent.

Through an integrated approach to editing, still using existing remote server-based compilers and debuggers(i.e. gdb or dbx) to compile and debug on Windows PC client, Magic C++ makes it easy to develop software regardless of whether the file is simply on your PC or located on a remote server running a kind of Linux/Unix operating system.

This allows programmers developing on Linx/Unix platform to benefit from the many familiar time-saving features provided by Windows.

Magic C++ supports for many popular Unix/Linux/BSD platforms include IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, HP HP-UX, HP Tur64 Unix, Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD. If you would like some further information on this product please contact us. We can also extend Magic C++ to support any other platforms to satisfy your requirement.

Here are some key features of "Magic C++":
Application wizard

Application wizard helps you quickly accomplish common tasks, such as creating standard executable, static library, and dynamic library. The wizard will prompt you for answers when needed and guide you through a project or a task step by step.

Advanced code editor

Advanced code editor provides color syntax highlighting, auto-text, virtually unlimited undo and redo, changed line markers, split-windows, bookmarks, block text select and bracket matching.

Highlighted errors

With compiler output redirected to the Magic C++ IDE, you can compile and highlight errors with a double-click.

Integrated debugging

Seamlessly integrates with your existing compilers and debuggers.Interactively controls remote debuggers to quickly insert breakpoints and step through code.

Variable value manipulation/monitoring in debugging

Inspecting a selected variable's value in the Locals pane can be very helpful in debugging, as can changing a variable's value in the Locals pane Value column to observe what effect it has on other parts of your program.

Multiple processes applications support

Support for attaching to an exsiting process and debugging it. You can startup multiple instances of Magic C++ IDE to debug multiple processes applications cooperatively.

Multiple threads applications support

Support for debugging multiple threads application. You can view, suspend, resume, or set focus to progam threads.

X-Window GUI applications support

Support for direct compilation and debugging for X-Window GUI applications.

Oracle Pro*C/C++ Support

Support for direct compilation and debugging for Oracle Pro*C/C++ database embedded SQL source files.

Informix ESQL C/C++ Support

Support for direct compilation and debugging for Informix ESQL C/C++ database embedded SQL source files.

Signal Support

Support for sending signals and change signals handling while debugging. You can tell debugger in advance what to do for each kind of signal.

CVS Support

CVS( Concurrent Versions System ) is a version control system that records the history of source files throughout development. Using CVS, you can easily retrieve old versions of source files to find bugs, retrieve deleted content, etc. Magic C++ provides facilities for integrating CVS into the development environment.

Man help support

Magic C++ realizes a simple HTTP server in the backstage though transferring the CGI script, and presents a help document of HTTP form for users.

Call stack support

During a debug session, the Call Stack window displays the stack of function calls that are currently active. When a function is called, it is pushed onto the stack. When the function returns, it is popped off the stack.

Memory window support

You can use the Memory window to view large buffers, strings, and other data that do not display well in the Watch or Variables window. .

Variable value radix convertion support

You can change the display radix format of variables in the QuickWatch dialog box or in the Watch window using OCTAL, DECIMAL or HEXADECIMAL etc.

FORTRAN debugging support

You can also debug applications which programmed by FORTRAN language or FORTRAN/C/C++ mixed language.

Remote debugging support( Embedded Edition only )

Embedded system developers are able to do remote debugging of an embedded Linux target.

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