[BangPypers] Fwd: Help with Python IDE's

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 12:42:38 CEST 2011

On Mon, Mar 28 2011, Noufal Ibrahim wrote:


> JetBrains (creators of the famous Java IDE IntelliJ which a lot of
> good people I knwo swear by) created PyCharm[2] that specifically
> boasts of good Django integration. I met the devs and they seem like
> bright people.

Another interesting proprietary product is the Python integration plugin
for Microsoft Visual Studio. I saw a demo of it and was quite impressed
especially with its introspection and code completion capabilities. It's
Open Source (although the IDE itself is not). It doesn't however have
any Django specific functionality. And also, it's Windows
only. http://pytools.codeplex.com/

This SO thread discusses a bunch of other options that you might find

My personal recommendation? Choose a single, cross platform, open source
editor that you can script and customise (vim, emacs, eclipse etc.) and
learn it well. Use it for all your work. The comfort you get with being
a master at your work environment will more than compensate for all the
bells and whistles you get with language specific IDEs.


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