IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment.
IDE is basically a software pack that consist of equipment’s which are used for developing and testing the software. A developer throughout SDLC uses many tools like editors, libraries, compiling and testing platforms.
IDE helps to automate the task of a developer by reducing manual efforts and combines all the equipment’s in a common framework. If IDE is not present, then the developer has to manually do the selections, integrations and deployment process. IDE was basically developed to simplify the SDLC process, by reducing coding and avoiding typing errors.
In contrast to the IDE, some developers also prefer Code editors. Code Editor is basically a text editor where a developer can write the code for developing any software. Code editor also allows the developer to save small text files for the code.
In comparison to IDE, code editors are fast in operating and have a small size. In fact code editors possess the capability of executing and debugging code.