Sun. Jan 22nd, 2023

Useful Resources (Unit 1)

Below is a list of useful resources (software) that will support you in your study of the BTEC course.

Unit 01

Visual Studio Community Edition

This is a free, slightly cut-down but perfectly adequate version of Visual Studio that can be used for development. Note you may need to download versions for different languages. You must use a (free) Microsoft account to log in to the program. link

Visual studio does not, by default, support Python. If you want to edit Python code using Visual Studio, you must also download and install the Python extensions: link

IDLE (Python)

IDLE is a free Python development environment. If you do not have, or do not want to use, Visual Studio, use this. It runs the same Python code, but has a very basic interface in comparison to Visual Studio. (i.e. less of a learning curve) link

Unity 3D

Unity is a games engine and development environment. It works in conjunction with either its own code editor (built in), or if installed, Visual Studio. link