Questions tagged [ide]

For questions about teaching IDE (Integrated Development Environment) usage, questions about how IDEs fit into the classroom environment, questions about when it is appropriate to use an IDE to teach and questions about introducing IDEs to students.

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Looking for a simple, offline, portable, lightweight IDE for C++ with a compiler and debugger

I am teaching a second year programming course for adult students. It is an introduction to C++, with a chapter on Git. I'm not covering Makefiles and while I could find a bit of time to talk about ...
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Python IDE for beginners

With a bunch of colleagues we will start learning Python together. I'm a programmer, but I'm new to python. Most of my colleagues know some VBA, but are generally new to programming. What IDE do you ...
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What is a (simple definition of) a development environment?

I am trying to create lessons and curriculum designed for school-aged students, teaching about IDEs and development environments. What is a succinct, not too complex definition of a development ...
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Helping students adjust to using industrial-strength IDEs

Something I've often observed is that many students find it challenging to figure out how to use full-fledged IDEs such as Eclipse, Netbeans, Visual Studios, IntelliJ, and PyCharm. From what I can ...
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IDE vs Editor and terminal for CS1

I am involved in the teaching of CS1 and CS2 at the University of Oslo. We have recently transitioned from Java to Python as our introductory language. We have a strong tradition of teaching students ...
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Command-line Java in AP CS A

Context: Over the past school year I spent a significant portion of my time preparing to teach AP CS A next year. From choosing textbooks to writing the College Board syllabus, I essentially started ...
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Do automatic style hints help students to understand the language they're learning?

Do automatic style hints (like those provided by linters) significantly increase the student's understanding of the language they're learning? I am asking because I assist in a course that uses a ...
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Recommended IDE for teaching web development to beginners

I have been assisting an IT teacher who has recently started teaching computer science to year 7-9s (11-13 year-olds). This year they will just be covering basic client-side web development: HTML, CSS ...