The process of setting up an application development environment is frequently overlooked because the environment used is often dictated by the company a developer works for.
By Roger Sanders
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 5 of QuickStart Guide to Db2 Development with Python, by Roger Sanders.
Even developers who don’t work with an environment that is governed by their company may not have to do much to get started; they may only need to install their integrated development environment (IDE) of choice (such as Xcode or Visual Studio Code). But creating a new development environment from the ground up can be frustrating because not everybody’s computer is the same. Consequently, a setup tutorial for one computer—or a process used by one developer—may not work for another.