5.1. Software Development Tools

Software development tools are computer programs, and they usually run on personal computers, helping the programmer (or system developer) to create and/or modify or test application programs. Some common software development tools are

  • Text editors
  • Assemblers/compilers
  • Simulators
  • High-level language simulators
  • Integrated development environments (IDEs)

5.1.1. Text Editors

A text editor is a program that allows us to create or edit programs and text files. Windows operating system has a text editor program called Notepad. Using Notepad, we can create a new program file, modify an existing file, or display or print the contents of a file. It is important to realize that programs used for word processing, ...

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