A programming environment that has been packaged as an application program, typically consisting of a code editor, a compiler, a debugger, and a graphical user interface (GUI) builder. The IDE may be a standalone application or may be included as part of one or more existing and compatible applications.
In VisualAge for Java, the set of windows that provide the user with access to development tools. The primary windows are the Workbench, Log, Console, Debugger, and Repository Explorer.
An interface from which you can edit, browse, compile, and debug your applications.