Exploring Integrated Development Environments

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Exploring Integrated Development Environments
Jeremy Keyser
Professor Stephen Gregg
PT1420 – Introduction to Programming

There are different ways to write programming and the most popular way to write a program was to use Notepad, which is part of the Windows Operating System. There are most programmers that use specialized software packages called integrated development environments or IEDs. Most of them have combined the following programs into one software package:
A text editor that has specialized features for writing statements in a high-level programming language.
A compiler or interpreter.
Useful tools for test programs and locating errors.
When it comes to choosing the most popular IDEs, there are so many to choose from. I would have to say that C, C++, Java, and Visual Basic are going to be my top three choices right now. According to Dream in Code, there is a difference between the three. With that being said, C++ is a hard language to learn if you’ve never programmed before, especially when you have considered user interface. Both Visual Basic (WinForms, WPF) and Java (Swing, JavaFX) make putting together a form-based application pretty easy.
As I am starting out in Programming as a newbie, I would have to go with Visual Basic because it seems to be the easiest to use and when I become more comfortable with it, I would switch over to C++. Some people would use Notepad, as this was probably the first time that programming was developed