development tool

development tool

[di′vel·əp·mənt ‚tül]
(computer science)
A piece of hardware or software that is used to help design a computer or write a computer program.

development tool

Software that assists in the creation of new software. Compilers, debuggers, visual programming tools, GUI builders, application generators are examples. See developer's toolkit. For a list of popular client/server development tools, see client/server development system.
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