Perl Programming/Editors and IDEs
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
If you feel up to it, you may want to try using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). An IDE is a program that provides a workspace for writing and debugging programs. Some programmers find they are more productive with the assistance of an IDE. Using an IDE can also eliminate some of the pain of the command prompt, especially when one lacks experience with the established tools.
Some IDEs for Perl:
Detailed discussion of these IDEs is outside the scope of this book, but further information about them can be found on the product web sites, and support may be available in the associated communities. The rest of this book will make no assumptions about the IDE you are using beyond the capabilities of a basic text editor.