HydraMax IDE


HydraMax is a powerful IDE developed for use with the BlitzMax programming language. From the start of the project, the primary focus has been on keeping the program as small and as fast as possible. For programmers who prefer a clean and simple interface over the slow and cluttered environments of .NET reliant editors, HydraMax has a lot to offer. Read on to discover the myriad of features that await you...


  • HydraMax is an MDI application. Unlike with tabbed interfaces, you can view multiple documents at the same time
  • Huge speed improvements for file loading and other functions compared to MaxIDE

    (Time taken to open and highlight a file with 28,000 lines of source code)
    Default MaxIDE: 1 minutes 42 seconds
    HydraMax: Less than 2 seconds!

  • Uses the highly acclaimed Scintilla source editing component
  • Theme manager that allows you to design and share color schemes with other Hydra users
  • Build + UPX option. Let HydraMax automatically compress your EXEs for you
  • Code bookmarks
  • Navigator tree view that offers quick access to your functions, types (methods + functions), includes files, and labels
  • Integrated BlitzMax documentation
  • Export your code to HTML format with colored syntax highlighting intact
  • Both functions and types in the tree view are alphabetically sorted
  • Code folding with four different visual styles
  • Two different modes for handling program output. View it in a panel or in a dedicated document
  • And much more...


April 16, 2007

HydraMax is no longer being developed.

Although I appreciate the input, I do not have the time to address the feature requests and bug reports that some have made on the forums, especially for free. Considering I have only received one dontation since it was released, it doesn't seem like there is much interest for its continued development anyway. If you want HydraMax to improve, please show your support monetarily.

March 19, 2007

v0.7 full released for free, available on download page

Nov. 13, 2006

v0.7 released to testers

Nov. 6, 2006

New screenshot and worklog update

Oct. 30, 2006

New screenshot and worklog update

Oct. 27, 2006

HydraMax at v0.6

Oct. 22, 2006

Screenshots page online

Oct. 17, 2006

HydraMax at v0.5

Oct. 13, 2006

HydraMax is soon to enter the testing phase

HydraMax is for Windows only
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