Arduino IDE Alternatives

I was wondering if anyone had input on an alternative IDE for Arduino development? I'm a software engineer and I've been programming in the Arduino IDE for about a year now. I'm used to Visual Studio and XCode.

Arduino IDE is a fantastic IDE, but it definitely lacks some features I'd like to see in an IDE (especially around class organization, shortcuts, and auto-complete). Ideally, I don't want to spend an entire day setting up another IDE only to find out some boards work/don't work, etc.

Does anyone have any feedback on alternative IDE's (cross-platform if possible)?

You can use Visual Studio Code (not to be confused with Visual Studio) with either the Arduino extension, or with PlatformIO.

Pieter

 with either the Arduino extension, or with PlatformIO.

Do you happen to have any preference between these two extensions?

Eclipse usually comes up when this question is asked - haven't used it myself (with Arduino).

I'm pretty happy with Eclipse / Sloeber.

Google “ visual studio Arduino”

gfvalvo:
I’m pretty happy with Eclipse / Sloeber.

+1 to that. Though I may downgrade back to Eclipse-Oxygen for a little while. I’m having some bugs lately between the latest version and Sloeber.