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What is programming software?

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Programming software is a computer software or application that developers use to create other software or applications. Types of programming software include compilers, assemblers and debuggers. Some programming software is a bundle of all of these called an integrated development environment, which is very useful for developers.

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Examples of integrated development environments, or IDEs, are Xcode, which is used for the creation of iOS and OSX applications, and NetBeans, which is a Java development tool provided by Oracle. Source code editors and compilers are some of the most basic tools that are included in most programming software. IDEs include these and many other tools that are used to make enterprise level software and applications.

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