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Development Environments useful for educators

Java

  • Eclipse is a full featured development environment. It is open source. It is a plugin based workbench into which you can put a variety of tools for different purposes. In particular, you can use it as an IDE tailored for most modern languages.

  • NetBeans is in many ways similar to Eclipse.

  • Greenfoot is a development environment for Java beginners. Among other useful things it has an active user community: The Greenroom. The two sites publish a large number of educational frameworks for use with the IDE.

  • BlueJ is a Java IDE designed for education. It is a bit more advanced than Greenfoot. It, too, has a user community: The Blueroom. The two sites publish a large number of educational frameworks for use with the IDE.
  • Alice is a 3D graphics educational environment for programming in Java.

  • Scratch and Snap

Python

Scheme

  • DrRacket A full featured Scheme environment. Racket is a Scheme dialect.

other

Note - information needed on each of these, including links TBD

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