Download Development Environment - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Visual Basic

    Express Edition Express Edition 2010

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    New version of the well-known programming environment

    7
    4445 votes
    • PROS: Magnificent form editor, It includes a SQL engine, Intellicode suggestions, High quality support
    • CONS: Less powerful than the normal version
  • Java Runtime Environment

    8.161

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java applications on your PC and web browser for free

    7
    2966 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates, Free, Also available for Mac
    • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
  • MSWLogo

    6.5b

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Very simple Logo programming environment

    7
    3333 votes
    • PROS: Easy to learn and use, Very simple and straightforward interface, Lots of help material
    • CONS: Very limited usefulness
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    793 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    7
    555 votes
    • PROS: You have a massive amount of control via the WAMPServer software functionalities, Tune your server without touching your setting files, A playground for app developers
    • CONS: Non-app developers will have no idea what this is or what it does, There are no technical manuals to explain the installation in detail, They do not explain why it is free and/or why they do not ask for payment at any point
  • BlueJ

    3.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent teach yourself Java environment for students

    7
    770 votes
    • PROS: Fully featured Java environment but easy to use, Clean and clear interface, Ideal for beginners and those learning Java
    • CONS: May be prone to instability
  • Microsoft Visual Studio

    Ultimate

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The only Development Environment You'll Ever Need

    6
    590 votes
    • PROS: Code for virtually any platform in multiple languages for Computer and Mobile, Numerous tools like debugging GUI design repository and more
    • CONS: This is a developers tool and the full version carries a heavy price tag
  • Digital Mars C/C++ Compiler

    8.45

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Fully Equipped Windows Environment Compiler

    6
    53 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive and effective compilation, Frequently updated compiler
    • CONS: Not a widely used compiler , Library linking issues cannot be ruled out
  • Toad for MySQL

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy-to-use development environment for MySQL

    6
    34 votes
    • Delphi

      Architect xe6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Visual development environment for Delphi

      6
      304 votes
      • HTML-Kit

        Build 292

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Full-featured, multi-language editor and development environment

        7
        97 votes
        • MonoDevelop

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          MonoDevelop is a simple multiplatform Integrated Development Environment

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          No votes yet
          • PROS: Multi-platform development environment, Clear easy-to-use interface design
          • CONS: Can run slowly especially on older machines, Updating to newer versions is unpredictable
        • ActivePerl

          5.12.4.1205

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Create better Perl scripts with this all in one IDE

          7
          50 votes
          • PROS: Provides a complete Perl scripting environment, Allows you to perform advanced bug testing
          • CONS: Doesn't offer many advanced features for CGI scripting
        • Simply Fortran

          2.27

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A complete Fortran development environment for Windows

          10
          1 vote
          • Aptana

            0.2.7.13425

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Complete web project management environment

            8
            41 votes
            • FMSLogo

              6.35.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Free version of the Logo computing environment

              6
              162 votes
              • Adobe Flex Builder

                4.5

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                The development environment for Flash and AIR applications

                7
                51 votes
                • Visual NMP

                  v4.7

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Visual NMP is a enterprise Nginx&PHP integration environment.

                  9
                  2 votes
                  • Visual AMP

                    Visual AMP v4.7

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Visual AMP is a PHP integrated environment for small and medium enterprises and developers.

                    10
                    2 votes
                    • GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment

                      2.14.4

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      Multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces

                      7
                      38 votes
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