Here be a list of tools and useful things for programming.

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

JetBrains IDEs

A suite of IDEs for various different languages, free educational licences are available. IDEs include

Visual Studio

Standard IDE in most environments, developed by Microsoft for multiple platforms including .NET, Visual C++ and Visual C#, Visual Basic, Azure Devops etc.


Apple's ownIDE, (App Store) macOS only. Best for C, C++ and Objective-C.

Text Editors

Sublime Text

Sublime is cross platform and has a free trial for life. It supports loads of languages, has a built in terminal, etc.


Github's homemade editoris cross platform, Open source and has lots of support.

Visual Studio Code (VSCode)

VSCode by Microsoft “Free. Built on open source. Runs everywhere.”.


A highly configurable (normally) terminal based text editor. Open source, huge amounts of support. High skill ceiling due to the unique way the editor is navigated, but improves workflow/efficiency massively



Tower is cross platform and extremely powerful while still being accessible for Git novices

GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop is GitHub's own cross platform GitHub client.
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