IDE stands for Integrated development environment, which is a software application that assists
computer programmers for software development. From the previous chapters, you will know that there must
be a compiler to run C programs or an interpreter to run Python programs.
In actual software development, we often need more auxiliary software (such as language editor,
build automation tools, debugger, etc.) These tools are usually packaged together for distribution and
installation (such as PythonWin, MacPython, PyCharm, etc.). They are referred as Integrated Development
Therefore, it can be said that the integrated development environment is a combination of a series
of development tools. For example, a desktop computer, the core component of a desktop computer is the host
computer, with the combination of peripheral components such as mouse, keyboard, webcam, etc., they can assist
the user when using desktop computer.
In general, there are many IDE categories that software programmers can choose to use them. For instance,
as Python programmers, you can choose IDLE that comes with Python or you can choose PyCharm and Notepad++ as IDEs.
How to download PyCharm?
PyCharm is an IDE development tool which developed by JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com). Figure below shows the
development tools developed by JetBrains. These tools can be used to write programming languages such as Python, C/C++,