Stands for Integrated Development Environment. It facilitates developers in creating software, and offers a number of features, including a compiler/interpreter, editor, debugger. It allows developers to write and format source code, execute the code, perform error diagnostics, and more.
|First released||TurboPascal in 1983|
|Developed by||Borland Ltd.|
Without an IDE developers would have to use about five separate tools to compile a program.