In my opinion, MPLABx is a step backwards.
It is so S-L-O-W at everything.
The simulator, that was so useful and fast on MPLB8, is now virtually useless.
X takes about 30 seconds to step over a NOP();
(And that is without any watch windows or active watches, and yes, multi - core processes is enabled).
Simulating so painful, it is virtually useless.
With Real Ice, Loading the debug code is slow, stepping over functions is pedestrian.
All in all, i recon it is taking me at least 5x longer to develop code for PIC's.
I have been working with MPLBx for a couple of years now, and i whenever i can i port back to MPLAB8, for speed of development.
Unfortunately, i am able to this less and less, as we are working with some of the newer pics that mplab8 has no support.
I have also developed projects using ATMEL Sams.
Atemel Studio 7 is a superb IDE.. I just hope that Microchip dont abandon this in favour of the netbeans IDE which is a bloated monster.
Yes, there are a couple of nice feature in X - but to me, speed is king.
post edited by BangingMyHead - 2018/07/16 14:29:19