Is there any special software needed when developing a social media network apart from and editor
Social media network
Depends on the language I guess, you would need a compiler as well. You would also probably need a server with sufficient storage. Cloud based being best, so something like Heroku or Amazon Web Services to host you. All that stuff is free until you have too much uploaded onto your social media app. Then you’ll have to pay for more.
Thanks but how would one run and view what he is developing like a gui or something
you can create a GUI with only python. and a nice one at that. So for a social media application, python on an IDE would really be enough to build one. it was my mistake when i first answered you, i thought you said social media website.