Integrated Development Environment

Archived Published: 19 December 2011 ID: G00219538


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Integrated development environments (IDEs) are applications that present many of the tools required for creating software within a single user interface. This Reference Architect template describes features and interfaces of IDEs and can help you understand and assess IDE tools.

Table of Contents

  • Template Applicability
  • Template Map
  • Template Diagram
  • Template Description
    • Functions and Features
      • File Managers
      • Text Editors
      • Execution Environments
      • Design and Modeling
      • Compilation and Build
      • Revision Control
      • Application Templates
      • Component Templates
      • Task Lists
      • Documentation Generators
      • Unit-Testing Frameworks
      • Test Management
      • Static Code Analyzers
      • Collaboration Support
      • Deployment Support
      • Application Frameworks
      • Component Frameworks
      • Role-Based Views
      • Environment Configuration
      • Peer Review Support
    • Interfaces
      • Graphical User Interfaces
      • Command Line Interfaces
      • Application Programming Interfaces
      • Plug-In Interfaces
  • Recommended Reading
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