What Is a Development Environment?

February 28, 2023

A development environment is a set of tools and resources a developer uses to create a specific application or project, such as the IDE, compiler, version control system, etc.

The environment runs locally on the developer's machine. Alternatively, the developer utilizes remote servers and accesses the resources through a network.

The goal of a development environment is to provide stable conditions throughout the whole software development lifecycle.

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