Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

Sam Richards
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When it comes to setting up an integrated development environment (IDE), building with Ethereum is similar to any other software project. There's many options to choose from, so at the end of the day, pick the one that best suites your preferences.

Web-based IDEs

If you're looking to fiddle with code before you set up a local development environment, these web apps are custom-built for Ethereum smart contract development.

Remix - Web-based IDE with built in static analysis, and a test blockchain virtual machine.

EthFiddle - Web-based IDE that lets you write, compile, and debug your smart contract.

Ethereum Studio - Web-based IDE ideal for new developers looking to experiment with smart contracts. Ethereum Studio features multiple templates, transaction logger, and a built in-browser Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) to help you get started building on Ethereum as fast as possible.

Desktop IDEs

Most established IDEs have built plugins to enhance the Ethereum development experience. At a minimum, they provide syntax higlighting for smart contract languages.

Visual Studio Code - Professional cross-platform IDE with official Ethereum support.

Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

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