Comparison with STM32CubeIDE


#1

Perhaps unsurprisingly after ST bought up Atollic they have now deprecated TrueStudio for their own new STM32CubeIDE. So I’m trying to decide if I change to the new ST tool, or change to Workbench.

Has anyone tried both and can make a comparison?


#2

Workbench works with Particle, ST doesn’t (as far as I’m aware). VS code is also one of the most popular IDEs worldwide, is maintained and updated well and often.


#3

Sorry how certain are you of that?

It is my understanding that it is built on Atollic’s TrueStudio which I have been using to build Particle code for the last couple of years.


#4

Not certain at all, to be honest. Workbench is a first class integration however, maintained by Particle so it works with the least amount of effort and should be plug & play.
There are, of course, other ways you could program the devices, probably including ST. I was assuming you wanted a plug & play solution, since most people ask for that (“does this work with Arduino?”).


#5

No not necessarily. TrueStudio is/was great, good integration with both St-Link and Segger debuggers, integration with ST ETM port, plus other similar features.

I’m more interested to know what sort of support Workbench has for these type of low-level debugging features compared to TrueStudio / STM32CubeIDE; and if anyone has had experience with new this new STM IDE how they found it compared to Workbench.