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What is an Integrated Development Environment?

Published on December 7, 2020 · Updated on December 7, 2020
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By Lyn Muldrow
Senior Developer Educator
What is an Integrated Development Environment?

An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a software application that allows developers to design, build, test, and debug computer programs within one environment.

A text editor, terminal, debugging tools, and code snippets are tools that may be included in an IDE. Many IDEs include additional extensions and tools for specific programming languages.

To learn more about how to use an IDE on the cloud, check out our tutorial, “How To Set Up the code-server Cloud IDE Platform on Ubuntu 20.04.”


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