Date Added: Apr 2011
This paper deals with a comparative study and critical analysis of various Integrated Development Environments of C, C++, and Java languages so that a comprehensive list of specifications could be drawn for the development of an all inclusive and optimum future IDE. An Integrated Development Environment(IDE), also known as an Integrated Design Environment or an Integrated Debugging Environment, is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer users for software development viz. program entry, editing, compilation, debugging, etc. Various IDEs are studied and compared based on their features, and are critically analyzed.