FizzDevelop is an IDE designed to be very lightweight, simple, and functionally transparent. The goal is to create an editor/IDE that you can fire up quickly to deal with small projects, rather then dealing with the overhead of a fully fledged IDE like Visual
WARNING: This project is in very early development. There are two code bases in active development, for several reasons. One is written in C# and uses Windows Forms as its GUI toolkit. I personally have the most development experience on
this platform, so this version is more mature. However, there is also a version being developed in C++ with the Qt GUI toolkit. The goal of this version is to provide cross platform support that is simply not as easily available with C#.
Note to people wanting to join the project - some evidence of experience is needed (being a developer for another project, perhaps), or at the very least, you need to submit patches or talk on the discussion board.
Why another IDE?
Often, programmers want to write a quick hack or utility, and are faced with two choices: use a heavy, overly powerful IDE like Visual Studio or Eclipse, or use an code editor like Notepad++ that lacks the basic features of an IDE they need. FizzDevelop
attempts to provide the missing link; a simple integrated development environment that's as fast as an editor, but can still preview, run, and debug your programs and web documents.
What languages does FizzDevelop support?
being actively built in.
How will FizzDevelop work as an IDE for both programming languages (such as Java) and display languages (like HTML)?
FizzDevelop will support both building and running programming languages, but will also support a more streamlined workflow for display languages, with a built-in browser component for previewing (right now, no WYSIWYG editor is planned for HTML, but may
be in the future).
Can I take your code and use it in my project?
This is basically my pet project right now. Take any code you want, just follow the license.