What is an IDE? Why use? How use?

In my last thing (what coding is and how to start learning), I said I was going to write about how to use HTML next, but then I realised that people might not know how to set up an environment to code in. So I figured I’d cover that first and do the HTML stuff after. Gotta have a place to put your HTML before you can use it!

Image explaining that an IDE stands for “integrated development environment”.
Image explaining that an IDE stands for “integrated development environment”.


What are languages? What are IDEs? How do I choose a language? Where do I use them? What’s the best pathway for me?

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Things to know before you start your coding adventure

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Hello! I’ve started trying to make more sense of math lately. Here are some of the notes I made about:

  • fun patterns in addition and subtraction
  • a bit about the history of numbers and
  • the etymology of math names/labels.

I wrote these mostly for myself, but figured others might find them useful — I’ll try and make the next batch neater and more comprehensible for others to read :)

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*subtraction.

Note: “commutative” in this context means you can swap the numbers around (so in the above, swapping x with y) and the result would still be the same.


You have a canvas with a dot on it.

A canvas with a dot on it.
A canvas with a dot on it.

This dot can travel one space up, down, left, or right. A direction is chosen randomly, and the dot moves one space and is shown in its new location.

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Doing coding things (badly) and drawing things (less badly). I am also writing things over here: https://softcrystal.substack.com/about

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