An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger. The most common Salesforce IDEs are Eclipse and MavensMate.
Force.com IDE is an Integrated Development Environment developed on top of Eclipse IDE. The questions may be related to installing Force.com IDE, problems while creating and updating project in Force.com IDE, how to deploy metadata components using Force.com IDE.
Force.com IDE can be installed into:
- Eclipse IDE as an plugin.
- MavensMate through SublimeText or another text editor.