Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Information

Integrated development environment (IDE) applications are comprehensive programming platforms for authoring, modifying, compiling, deploying and debugging computer software. Some IDEs are for single programming language; however, multi-language IDEs are also available. Typically, an integrated development environment (IDE) includes a source code editor, a compiler or interpreter, build automation tools, and a debugger. Sometimes, versioning control is included to help computer programmers manage the development of a graphical user interface (GUI). An integrated development environment (IDE) for object-oriented programming (OOP) usually features a class browser, tools to produce class hierarchy diagrams, and an object inspector. Specialty IDEs are available. Software developers use an integrated development environment (IDE) to maximize programming productivity. By using such a comprehensive toolset, coders can perform less mode-switching and access more system resources. Programmers can also compile code as it is written and review any syntax errors. Graphical IDEs with windowing features can enhance programmer productivity. Visual IDEs enable software developers to arrange building blocks and code nodes to produce structure diagrams and flowcharts. Often, these flowcharts are based on unified modeling language (UML), a standardized general-purpose platform for creating visual models called UML diagrams. Such a visual integrated development environment (IDE) is also a feature of distributed programming, a field of computing which uses autonomous workstations and other distributed systems. Integrated development environment (IDE) suppliers provide products for programming languages such as Ada, C/C++, C#, Eiffel, Fortran, Java and JavaScript, Pascal and Object Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk. Ada IDE specifications include static code analysis and compatibility with other platforms and various operating systems (OS). The inclusion of a tool chain, profiler, and an auto-complete function are important considerations when selecting a C IDE or C++ IDE. Software companies that supply an integrated development environment (IDE) for C# (C Sharp) offer imperative, functional, generic, and component-oriented tools. An Eiffel IDE may be available through a GNU general public license (GNU GPL, GPL). Computer programmers who work with Fortran, Java or JavaScript, Pascal or Object Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, or Smalltalk may use an integrated development environment (IDE) for a specific language, or use an IDE for multiple languages.

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