Beef is an open source performance-oriented compiled programming language which has been built hand-in-hand with its IDE environment.

Binaries are available for Windows, and building from source is supported on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Beef for Windows View Documentation

Build from source

Custom IDE

The Beef Development Tools include an IDE with a general-purpose debugger capable of debugging native applications written in any language.

Productivity Features

The IDE supports productivity features such as autocomplete, fixits, reformatting, refactoring tools, type inspection, hot compilation, and a built-in profiler.

Mixed Builds

Beef allows for safely mixing different optimization levels on a per-type or per-method level, allowing for performance-critical code to be executed at maximum speed without affecting debuggability of the rest of the application.

Real-time Leak Detection

Beef can detect memory leaks in real-time. As with most safety features in Beef, this can be turned off in Release builds for performance-critical applications.


Version 0.43.1

November 22, 2021
Release Notes
Windows Installer - 120.4MB
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Nightly releases are available if you need access to the latest features.
Latest Nightly Release for Windows
Older Nightly Releases




Community-managed list of Beef frameworks, libraries, and resources