Being part Intel's compatibility with the Arduino world, the Arduino IDE is a very simple and easy-to-use development tool. It allows developers to develop applications for Galileo, Arduino, and many other boards.
This chapter refers to the first steps of setting up your board, installing a suitable Arduino IDE supporting Galileo boards, and running some example sketches. By now, you should already have your IDE installed and ready for the next projects, having some basic notions on how to use it.
In the next chapter, you will use it to read the Galileo's CPU temperature and plot it over time. You'll also learn how to use Galileo as a web client.