[BangPypers] Fwd: Help with Python IDE's

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 12:31:27 CEST 2011

On Mon, Mar 28 2011, Anand Balachandran Pillai wrote:


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Cherian Thomas <cherian.in at gmail.com>


> Can you suggest me an IDE for Django development? I looking to build
> an app at Zynga in extremely fast iterations.  I am not very
> conversant with Python, though i have programmed proabably 8-10 times.


If you're doing this for a commercial organisation, you should get them
to buy a license for whatever IDE you're comfortable with
using. Switching IDEs when you switch languages seems (atleast to me) to
be a non productive way to go since there are a new batch of idioms to
learn [1].

I use Emacs and nxhtml mode with mumamo to edit my templates when I do
any Django work and that works fine for me. Apart from the templates,
Django is (mostly) just Python so the stock Python mode works fine for
me along with pylint and a wrapper to do on the fly semantic checking.

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

[1]  Given that I use Emacs for everything except browsing and games,
     you should take this with a few bags of salt. 
[2]  http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/


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