How to Write a Program: Coding, Testing & Debugging


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A code editor that is used to check syntax, format, run, and test code is known as a/an _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a typical component of an Integrated Development Environment?

2. How does the IDE component, known as syntax highlighting, aid developers with writing program code?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many necessary steps in programming. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of coding, testing and debugging. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what IDE stands for as well as knowing the tools of a typical IDE.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will review the following:

  • What IDE means
  • Tools of a typical IDE
  • When code is displayed using different colors
  • Another name for the autocompletion of code
  • Process of finding and removing bugs from code

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding another name for the autocompletion of code and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the tools of a typical IDE
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as debugging and syntax highlighting

Additional Learning

There is much more to learn about this subject. You should read the lesson called How to Write a Program: Coding, Testing & Debugging. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the overview of writing a program
  • Identify what most code consists of and how it can be used
  • Explain the functions of an integrated development environment
  • Describe what needs to happen after the code is free of syntax errors
  • Appreciate how to find the errors in the code