IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment. IDEs provide collective tools and environments to programmers and developers for application development. Automation engineers can use IDE for automation framework code development.
Popular IDEs for :
Java and Enterprise development
- Eclipse (https://www.testingdocs.com/eclipse-tutorials/)
- IntelliJ (https://www.testingdocs.com/intellij-ide-tutorials/)
- Net Beans
- Android Studio -> used for Android app development.
- XCode -> used for iOS app development.
Advantages of IDE
Automation engineers can enhance productivity by using IDE for code development.
IDE makes it easy to code, compile, debug, and run automation code.
Source code editor with syntax highlighting, auto code fill, etc.
Inbuilt Project Explorer in the IDE makes it easy to switch between automation projects with ease.
We can easily debug the automation code using the IDE’s debugger.
IDE allows integration with other tools like build tools( Ex Maven), source code controls tools ( ex Git).
We can use various plugins available in the Marketplace to leverage the functionality instead of reinventing the wheel.