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Microsoft Visual Studio

integrated development environment
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Microsoft Visual Studio is a set of programs or tools used to help write computer programs.[1] It includes the tools for designing, coding the program, and fixing the bugs. This type of software is called an integrated development environment (or IDE). It means it has most of the tools necessary to write new programs.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Joe Mayo, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: A Beginner's Guide: A Beginner's Guide (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010), p. 4