# Getting Started with the Open Dylan Command Line Tools¶

In Open Dylan, you can develop Dylan applications using the IDE (on Windows) or command-line tools.

The compiler executable is called dylan-compiler. There is a helper application called make-dylan-app, which can be used to generate some boilerplate for a new project, and finally there’s dswank which is a back-end for interactive development in Emacs. This document describes these command-line tools.

For help getting started with the IDE on Windows, see the Getting Started with the Open Dylan IDE guide.