Integrated development environment (IDE) - a set of software tools used by programmers to develop software, which simplifies the technical process of code creation.
The development environment includes:
The IDP is usually the program in which all coding is carried out. It usually contains many functions for creating, modifying, compiling, deploying and debugging software.
Sometimes it also includes tools for integration with version control systems and a variety of features to simplify the dashboard of the programmer. IDEs are usually designed for several programming languages - such as IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Eclipse, Xcode or Microsoft Visual Studio, but there are also IDEs for one particular programming language - for example, Visual Basic, Dev-C ++, Delphi.
Integrated development environments were created in order to maximize the productivity of developers through tightly coupled components with simple user interfaces. This allows the programmer to do less action to switch to different modes. However, since the IDE is a complex software package, the development environment can qualitatively accelerate the software coding process only after special training.
The goal of the integrated environment is to combine various utilities in one module, allowing the programmer to focus on solving the algorithmic problem and avoiding the loss of time when performing typical technical actions. Thus, the productivity of the developer increases.
Tight integration of development tasks can further improve productivity by introducing additional functions in the intermediate stages of work. For example, the IDE allows to analyze the code and thereby provide instant feedback and notify about syntax errors.
Most modern IDEs are graphic. But the first IDEs were used even before the operating systems with a graphical interface became widely used - they were based on a textual interface using functional and hot keys for calling various functions.
Work in such environment helps professional programmers to implement coding work more effectively, providing the better program in shorter time.
Attention and expertise in such an environment help professional programmers to implement coding work more effectively, providing the better program code in shorter time.