What is integrated development environment (IDE)?

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) can be defined as software that gives its users an environment for performing programming, along with development as well as testing and debugging the application.  Instead of doing different steps for making a fully working executable program, Integrated Development Environment comes as a package with all tools required.

Usually, Integrated Development Environment software is very user-friendly software along with easy-to-use interface, which provides suggestions for syntaxes for programmers, provides IntelliSense for line-by-line code suggestions, the graphical user interface having buttons and menus to interact with, editors and plugins which can be embedded with it and many other features.

Examples of IDE are:

  • Visual Studio
  • Eclipse
  • Oracle NetBeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Xcode etc

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