Download 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

    6
    4356 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
    2917 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
    3255 votes
    • PROS: Easy to learn and use, Very simple and straightforward interface, Lots of help material
    • CONS: Very limited usefulness
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    7
    542 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
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    785 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • BlueJ

    3.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent teach yourself Java environment for students

    7
    744 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
  • Farming Simulator 2013

    1.0.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    All the fun of the farm on your PC

    7
    7467 votes
    • PROS: New environment
    • CONS: Vehicles move unrealistically, Dull, undynamic graphics, Very slow gameplay
  • Microsoft Visual Studio

    Ultimate

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The only Development Environment You'll Ever Need

    6
    585 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
  • Kodu

    Preview 1.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Game programming environment for kids

    7
    1651 votes
    • PROS: Original visual programming environment, Powerful yet easy to use editor, Includes lessons and sample games, Can also be run on an Xbox360
    • CONS: Limited selection of objects
  • LEGO Digital Designer

    4.2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Be reminded of your youth with these virtual lego bricks

    7
    1612 votes
    • PROS: Hundreds of pieces to choose from, Includes built models to get you started, Great 3D designing environment
    • CONS: Requires extreme mouse accuracy
  • Adobe Air

    15.0.0.293

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Build and deploy rich web apps on your desktop

    7
    371 votes
    • PROS: Smooth animations, Access to loads of original web apps, Uses up little memory
    • CONS: Quality of AIR-based apps may vary
  • Sandboxie

    5.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Avoid viruses, phishing and more...

    7
    493 votes
    • PROS: Provides you with a safe testing environment, Works discreetly in the background, Excellent documentation
    • CONS: May not be compatible with all programs
  • Goat Simulator

    1.3.42504

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Live like a goat in the weirdest simulator ever

    7
    6826 votes
    • PROS: Extremely original , Entertaining and funny, Several surprises to discover , Surreal environment, The only game where bugs are a "bonus"
    • CONS: There is no real purpose , Unsuitable for hardcore gamers , Small world
  • MotoGP 14

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best motorcycle game? Yes, but...

    7
    578 votes
    • PROS: Variety of modes, Excellent environment, Different riding styles, "Challenge the Champions" mode
    • CONS: Poorly balanced gameplay, Poor sound effects, Poor graphics
  • Delphi

    Architect xe6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Visual development environment for Delphi

    6
    300 votes
    • 7 Days to Die

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The survival horde crafting game

      7
      881 votes
      • PROS: Deep crafting system, Interactive destructible environment, Combines playing house with cracking zombie skulls
      • CONS: Moderately steep learning curve
    • Digital Mars C/C++ Compiler

      8.45

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Fully Equipped Windows Environment Compiler

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

      The Game Demo

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Join the battle for Earth as autobot or decepticon

      8
      1743 votes
      • PROS: Graphics, Interaction with environment
      • CONS: Controls
    • Toad for MySQL

      2.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easy-to-use development environment for MySQL

      6
      33 votes
      • Java Runtime Environment

        (JRE) 64bit 8.0.910.14

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run Java applications on 64-bit systems

        6
        1052 votes
        • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates
        • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
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