To say more about it, it is my first project in my college career. It was done with my self interest. The IDE was coded in GTK+. Initially I had very little knowledge on creating it. I didn’t even know how an IDE works, ie. how it compiles the code, displays the compilation message and executes the program. Then I started to browse the web, and finally ended up with GTK+. First I tried creating some small windows with some buttons and simulating a simple dialog box. Once i became familiar with the language, I started coding for the IDE.
Since I was doing my project in Linux environment (Ubuntu), it was easy for me to make the system calls. I ended up compiling and executing the code by making the respective system calls. That’s something which I learnt new.
Finally, completed my IDE in 2 months span. Though the application has minimal features, and merely no portability, I learnt quite a lot from this project. I learnt a new language, how to work on a project, how to timeline our period of work, etc. Indeed that was a kick start for me to get involved in projects.