Building my own IDE using Notepad++

  • Howdy Everyone,

    I am tasked with a school project of building my own IDE. It seems to be like Notepad++ is a free and opensource IDE that can be used to do just that. Although I am not that great with coding, I know some languages that might help me do just that. I am wondering if anyone can help get me started. I already download the source code from Notepad++ GitHub but I’m not sure what to do next.

    Thanks a lot.

  • @Bunnarak-Theng ,

    If you are tasked with building an IDE at school, I doubt they would look favorably upon you just downloading someone else’s IDE and using it.

    That project sounds pretty advanced for a novice coder, and if that novice coder has so little insight into the practice that he would consider asking someone else to just hand him the solution, I would recommend that the novice go talk to his instructor and say, “I do not know how to start this project. I seem to be missing something fundamental to the project at this point. Can you point me to prerequisite classes that have prepared me for this, or to the portions of this class so far that has given me the information I need to make a start on this project?”

    If I were a professor who had given this project to a class of students who I believed were prepared for this task, and one or more of those students instead tried to pass off a complete application downloaded off the internet as their own work, I would fail them immediately, and recommend that they not bother continuing in their educational studies until they are willing to learn and do the work themselves.

    In my experience, professors love it when students come to them with well-thought-out questions, and hate it when students try to pass off someone else’s work as their own.

    I hope you take this advice to heart; good luck in your studies.

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