In 2023, I'm reviewing my whole site, and may decide to revisit the topic. For the moment it's a back-burner thing.
Installing these tools on your computer creates a working environment in which you
can do anything from simple to complex programming.
Adding a Web server to the list creates a place for students to share their work, giving them an audience beyond the classroom teacher. Administrators, parents and potential employers can see what your students can do. The only thing an audience member needs is a modern browser like Firefox.