Software development environments

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Key points

  • Software Development Environments are the hardware and software used to create software.
  • Software Development Environments give the programmer access to tools that speed up software development
  • User interface design tools help programmers create an interface for their program
  • The editor can auto-complete variable names and control structures (for example, adding an END IF for each IF statement)
  • The editor can use syntax highlighting to colour elements of code, making it easier to read.
  • Access to debugging tools like breakpoints and watch variables help to find errors quickly.



Further information

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Teaching resources

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ERIC, a Python Software Development Environment