V5 Programming Software Poll

Hi
I know there have been numerous topics on this before but I wanted to do a poll to see which is the most favoured+used VEX V5 programming software currently.

  • Pros
  • RobotMesh
  • VexCode

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Also if I’ve forgotten any programming softwares let me know in the comments.
Thanks

Since a lot (or even most) people seem to be choosing VEXcode, I thought, “Hey why not do a poll for text vs blocks?”

  • VEXcode V5 Text
  • VEXcode V5 Blocks

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Cool

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I mainly like PROS because you can put functions in different files, so everything is more organized.
It’s harder to use though, and i have to watch tutorials whenever I want to use it.

You can also put functions in different files in VexCode. The biggest difference between PROS and VexCode is the API.

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You can do multi file projects in Vexcode Text. If that is the only reason you are using PROS then highly suggest that you either familiarize yourself with the pros docs or explore multi file projects in vexcode. You will be more productive in vexcode if you don’t take the time to learn the pros set of commands and your editor of choice.

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The main reason that we use PROS is because of its Linux support; most of our programmers do not have a Windows or macOS option. We definitely do not want to deal with emulation, virtual machines, or wine. As well as OS support, PROS also provides a CLI which is a huge plus for our team.

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F for robotmesh and F for Vexcode Blocks. It really makes me sad that nobody uses those two. They’re really good programming solutions, but I get why RobotMesh is a bit difficult to get into because nobody really wants to commit to something that in-competition assistance is difficult to recieve.

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These options are just inferior. They lack the same degrees of freedom as any other IDE. Blocks are specifically supposed to be a stepping stone to get into the real world of programming. I’d argue it’d be sad if anyone stayed on blocks for more than a few months.

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I honestly thought people did use RobotMesh more though.

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Outside of a single employee, I do find it unfortunate that more people aren’t using RMS. Mimic is an ingenious tool that I’m glad someone made.

This I don’t agree with. Frankly, I really dislike the idea of block-based coding for VRC. Text based VEXcode takes all of an hour to begin using. For VIQC and classroom EDR, blocks is okay imo, but I really don’t think it’s good for anyone for VRC competitors to be relying on Blockly for programming.

Wait how? I never knew you could do that

Its been a while but I think you just right click on the folder you want to add a file to (defaults are include and src) and click new file and give it a name. Pretty sure its identical to the atom editor which is the default for pros.

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I use VEXCode text because it is what my org uses and it also now seems like the most popular

i use both lol

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