An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to programmers for software development.
Version control systems play an essential role for developers. Here’s our recommended free and open source version control systems for Windows.
There is a growing range of software, often open source, that helps students learn how to code. Here’s our recommended FOSS tools for budding programmers.
A compiler is software that transforms source code written in a computer language (the source language) into another computer language (the target language, often having a binary form known as object code).
Debugging is the process of finding and reducing the number of bugs in computer software and hardware. Here’s our recommended free and open source debuggers.
There are some excellent alternative Python shells that extend on the basic shell. We recommend three open source Python shells that run under Windows.
A documentation generator is a programming tool that generates documentation intended from a set of commented source code files.
Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, modeling language designed to provide a standard way for visualizing, specifying, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of distributed object systems.