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Guide to Integrated Development Environments

Integrated Development EnvironmentIntegrated Development Environments, or IDEs, are applications that aid in the development, compilation, debugging and versioning of software applications. IDEs are available for all programming languages including C/C++, Java, JavaScript, C#, VB.NET, HTML, CSS and more. There are a number of popular IDEs including Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse and Netbeans. Some IDEs can be freely downloaded, while others can cost several thousand dollars.

This guide will introduce you to some of the popular IDEs that are available today, provides tips on how to install, configure and use IDEs, and compare similar IDEs against each other.

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