An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger. Most modern IDEs have intelligent code completion.
The cross-platform development has one vulnerability. It is the framework itself that is used for development. If such framework is bad a project will be bad. Thus, it is critically important to use a sustainable and time-proven solution.
C++ and Qt is a good choice for developing a mobile application, especially when you need at least two versions for different platforms. But this way is not yet too popular. Why, you may ask? Well, because there are IDEs like Android Studio, SmartCode, Xcode. It is natural to think that a native application is better than cross platform software.
For one project we developed and tested software on Windows OS. It is used with coolers, motherboards, keyboards, mice and other hardware and peripheral devices. We use VHD files for testing hardware on Windows.