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IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) are computer programs that facilitate efficient software development by providing features beyond those of a simple text editor.

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What was the first company to make a drag-and-drop GUI designer like Visual Basic?

When Visual Basic came out, it was revolutionary for its drag-and-drop GUI designer, allowing users to quickly create GUI programs. This video shows Bill Gates introducing it in 1991. Did drag-and-...
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Effective way to develop software on two machines (PC and Laptop) [duplicate]

When writing code on a desktop pc as well as on a laptop or other computer, is there a general recommended strategy for being able to keep the same environments set up on both machines? I use Git ...
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Are there any general purpose visual programming "languages"? [closed]

Lately I've been surveying the programming language landscape and one of the languages I looked at was Pharo, a modern Smalltalk. Programming using a living system that runs in a virtual machine seems ...
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How to provide clang-format config for IDE and build system of multiple projects?

We have several C++ projects that use clang-format and clang-tidy and other similar tools. Currently the config files for these tools are stored in each project's Git repository. Now I'm trying to put ...
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How does code work without getting compiled or interpreted?

I recently started researching about coding, but there are a few things that made me confused. I chose Visual Studio Code to start coding in C and Python (I was using IDLE for Python before), but ...
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Replacement for Progress/OpenEdge environment [closed]

I've recently joined a firm, where we are working with Progress 4GL from OpenEdge, release 11.6. As I have quite some experience in other programming environment, I'm really surprised by the extremely ...
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When was native debugging first used

I believe this is still on topic. This question comes from a mixture of curiosity and exasperation. A colleague refuses to use native debugging; whether in a stand-alone debugging tool or in an ...
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Is relying on an IDE for code readability acceptable

During my years developing software I have most of the times tried to improve the readability of my code. As one example, I often try not to use boolean flag parameters of methods and I try to ...
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Working of linters in an IDE [closed]

I'm not sure if this question belongs to Stack Overflow or somewhere else. Sorry if it doesn't belong here. My question is, in an IDE, does its linter, check the whole source code every time (...
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Packages with only __init__.py - Possible issues?

Considering a Python Project structure such as the following, where there are "empty" packages with __init__ files simply pulling code from the lib folder: . ├── foo │   ├── fred │   │   └── __init__....
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Save settings per developer in Git

Persistence is an essential requirement for preferences. Developer's preferences are saved in .idea/ folder. It is recommended to add .idea/ to .gitignore to avoid merge conflicts. But then settings ...
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How can I make sure my PHP code is compatible with a newer version

I have a bunch of PHP 5.6 code that I would like to get up to 7.2. My biggest concern was the change that causes an error when you call a function without enough parameters. Previously, this was a ...
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Do Scala worksheet (or REPL logs) belong to the SCM?

The Eclipse Scala IDE (and Intellij Idea, too) has, together with a standard REPL CLI, an artifact named Worksheet, that works like a persistent REPL log: the whole file is compiled and executed at ...
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When writing a Qt application is good practice to ALWAYS prefer Qt function implementations, data types, and classes when they are available?

I'm just starting out with Qt and I really want to try and keep my application as separated from Qt as possible in case I decide to use a different toolset later, but at the same time don't want to ...
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IDE manual productivity test

I am looking for a "test" to determinate which IDE is more productive. I imagine this is a project in the desired language (my case would be javascript react, or Ruby) and I need to follow ...
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How to set a eclipse-like coding style cross IDE?

I'm the co-founder (there's two of us) of a software development company, doing mostly webdevelopment. Recently we hired our first employee and soon enough we find ourselves in the need of a standard (...
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Is the readability of file list in IDE a reason to keep empty .cpp file?

Sometimes I just need .h but not .cpp file, eg : interface class or enum class, and when the class list is displayed on file list of IDE (eg:Xcode): Animal.cpp Animal.h Cat.cpp Cat.h Dog.cpp Dog.h ...
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How to properly develop in different SVN branches with Eclipse IDE?

I recently got into a slight argument with the other developer on my team about the correct way to develop with SVN and Eclipse. My way of developing in multiple branches is by creating new workspaces ...
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Would an IDE with a flowchart view be practical? [closed]

If the question title was a little too vague or confusing, I'm talking about something reminiscent of the Mindstorms NXT/EV3 IDEs. But the code editor, instead of having prefabbed generic blocks to ...
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What are obstacles to creating a viable language that is not text&file based?

Please help brainstorm/dream about an important problem (I believe this is a valid question, if you think it's not a valid question, please give me concrete critique so I can work on it). Almost ...
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What does AGPL v3 R-studio mean for code written on it? [closed]

Rstudio has a community version for free: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/#Desktop But mentions the license is AGPL v3. Does this effect the licensing or IP rights of code written on the ...
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IDE Signatures & Identifying IDE Software

I'm trying to decide whether to change IDEs as I've read promising things about both NetBeans and IntelliJ, but I have two interrelated (perhaps dumb) questions: Is there any difference in the final ...
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Create in-browser IDE for own grammar [closed]

We are going to use our new own programming language. We have designed grammar, json parser and everything seems to work. Code in my language is transpiled into javascript and interpreted by node.js ...
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C++ auto-indentation (auto-style) in a multi IDE team

Is there a convenient and sustainable way to handle code indentation and style in a team in which multiple IDE's (Emacs, XCode, VS) are used by different programmers? We are using git, so, should we ...
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Does Groovy/Grails have code completion/pre-runtime error detection/find refrences like Java?

I have been using Java for a while and PHP recently. Some things I miss from Java is Code completion suggestions from the IDE Error detection before runtime Find places where a method/function is ...
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Resuming a project where you left off [closed]

Sometimes when I resume work on a project after a long break, I forget where in the many files and lines I stopped working. I can usually find it after a minute, but I'm wondering if any popular IDEs ...
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Online code editors programming language

When searching for online code editors (out of interest how all the course sites such as Codecademy has been made) I noticed they are all been written in JavaScript. Why are all those code editors ...
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Applications using GPL code and run-time libraries of proprietary IDEs

The GPL is described as a 'highly viral' license (if an application contains code which is licensed under GPL, distribution requires open sourcing of the whole application). Do I understand correctly ...
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How to diagram custom programming languages, non textual?

I've used and created domain-specific languages before, plenty of times (e.g. using yacc/lex). Normally we'd start with grammar written in BNF, and a bunch of keywords. This is easy to do, easy to ...
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Why are background-colors not or rarely used for syntax highlighting? [closed]

I wonder why I rarely see any IDEs or other developers that use background colors for syntaxhighlighting. One of the first things when installing and configuring a new IDE is adjusting the colors so ...
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How do I handle situations when I need to use personal software for a commercial purpose?

If I work for a company and write code for them but I choose to buy a tool for myself and use it to write code for the company, do I need a commercial or personal license? Specifically, in this case, ...
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What changes can I make to my IDE to minimize the effect of my dyslexia?

I program and I am dyslexic. My vision is excellent. I do poorly processing symbols and am a visual thinker. When I code, I'm slower than normal people because I am unpredictably unaware of the ...
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Building and Debugging an IDE using the same IDE

This may be a question more suited some Programming Meta Discussions. I was trying to delve deeper into the inner plugin management feature for QT Creator 2.x IDE provided by Digia Inc. So I ...
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How to effectively share projects with other developers

I'm thinking of working with some other people on a c++ or java project. Usually for small projects, we collaborate mostly through emailing source code files back and forth, but on a larger scale, it ...
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How to convince boss to buy Visual Studio 2012 Professional [closed]

The main advantage is the use of ReSharper and other add-ons but we need to make a convincing argument for the purchase of Visual Studio 2012 Professional. We are currently using Visual Studio 2012 ...
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How is it possible to build the whole codebase from source at Google scale?

The first answer to an old, recently active question linked to a video which talks about how Google repository is done. One interesting thing which was mentioned is the fact that everything is build ...
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Environment Variables and Visual Studio 2012

I have a problem with Visual Studio 2012 and Environment Variables under Windows 7. I added a variable called {LIBS} with the value C:/libs/. In C:/libs/ are folders containing C++ libraries. So far, ...
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Is it necessary to learn Makefiles when you have an IDE? [closed]

I have recently began studying Makefiles in Linux. I have ample experience developing applications with advanced IDEs, such as Visual Studio. My first impression and query after reading a few ...
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How do I evaluate an IDE? [closed]

I don't want to know which IDE is best, because that's subjective. I'd like to know how to evaluate an IDE. I'm primarily a vim user, and realistically happy there, but occasionally look at languages ...
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How do you debug without an IDE? [closed]

Every time I look for an IDE (currently i'm tinkering with Go), I find a thread full of people recommending Vi, Emacs, Notepad++ etc. I've never done any development outside of an IDE; I guess I've ...
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Which past version of Netbeans IDE that has lightness almost equal or better than Eclipse Indigo?

Currently, I'm a long Eclipse user because my past and current companies always deal with eclipse. Recently I met some example java codes created using netbeans. I downloaded and tried Netbeans 7.x ...
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Using Visual Studio as a Task-Focused IDE

Are there patterns or libraries or any official Microsoft SDK for using Visual Studio as a specifically Task-Focused UI? For example, both Revolution R (IDE for the R language) and SQL 2012 (and I ...
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Why don't we have web IDEs?

Why don't we have a lot of good web-based IDEs? Which aspects of the system make it difficult for IDE to be implemented as a web application?
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Hiring developers - listing IDE as a requirement?

I've been looking at some job postings and noticed that a fair amount of them list IDEs under the 'required skills' section, even for senior positions. This is not localized to one company either, but ...
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Is C# development effectively inseparable from the IDE you use?

I'm a Python programmer learning C# who is trying to stop worrying and just love C# for what it is, rather than constantly comparing it back to Python. I'm caught up on one point: the lack of ...
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What IDE(s) or editor(s) do companies like Google, Apple, IBM, etc. use? [closed]

Even though I have quite some experience in using various tools, I still can't make up my mind whether I prefer using IDE or a simple editor for code editing. Most IDEs I have experienced are ...
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Is a coding standard even needed any more?

I know that it's been proven that a coding standard helps enormously. However, there are many different tools and IDEs that will format to whatever standard the programmer prefers. So long as the ...
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What is the purpose of Console in Sublime text editor?

I want to know what purpose does console solve in sublime text 2. This is invoked by pressing Ctrl+Shift+` Is this a kind of debugger, or It just helps you to install packages.
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It is inconsiderate to place editor settings inside code files?

I know this is kind of a subjective question, but I'm curious if there's any good reason to place (or not place) editor settings inside code files. I'm thinking in vi modelines, but it is possible ...
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Was Xcode created with Xcode? [closed]

I don't want to get too philosophical here (like did God create God?), but how did Apple create Xcode? Would it have been possible for them to use Xcode to create Xcode? Or would they have to use ...
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