Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

Development Tools

Janis Sauss
Janis Sauss
4,672 Points

Desktop program

Hello, Could you please tell me which track or what language should I start learning to make a primitive program which you would run on your computer? A primitive example would be the program "Calculator" which you launch and then interact.

Thank you for the help.

Janis Sauss

2 Answers

Zachary Kaufman
Zachary Kaufman
1,463 Points

C#, Java and Python are the best languages for that. Good luck :) (Python has a ton of info on how to make applications for desktop on Treehouse, that's what I'd suggest)

Janis Sauss
Janis Sauss
4,672 Points

And what would be the best tool or platform to make these applications? Microsoft Visual Studio? Netbeans? Or other?

Here's a list of text editors:

You can look these up if you want

  • Sublime text (my favorite)
  • Brackets (good for front-end development)
  • Atom (not my favorite, but a lot of people love it)
  • PyCharm (a decent IDE for Python)
  • RubyMine (a decent IDE for Ruby)
  • Visual Studio (pretty decent, but not my favorite. Fits well with C#)
  • And many more...

If you want a longest list of text editors, look it up.

Ruby is also a good choice.