Choosing a Python IDE. what is your Pythonish recommendation? I

Antonio Caminero Garcia tonycamgar at
Thu Jan 5 07:13:24 EST 2017

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:51:17 AM UTC-8, ArnoB wrote:
> On 02-01-17 12:38, Antonio Caminero Garcia wrote:
> > Hello, I am having a hard time deciding what IDE or IDE-like code editor
should I use. This can be overwhelming.
> >
> > So far, I have used Vim, Sublime, Atom, Eclipse with PyDev, Pycharm,
IntelliJ with Python plugin.
> >
> > The thing with the from-the-scratch full featured IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ,
Pycharm) is that they look like a space craft dashboard and that unwarranted 
resources consumption and the unnecessary icons. I want my IDE to be 
minimalistic but powerful. My screen should be mostly â £made of codeâ Ø as 
usually happens in Vim, Sublime or Atom. However, Pycharm is really cool and 
python oriented.
> >
> > The problem with Vim is the learning curve, so I know the very basic stuff,
but obviously not enough for coding and I do not have time to learn it, it is a 
pity because there are awesome plugins that turns Vim into a lightweight 
powerful IDE-like. So now it is not an option but I will reconsider it in the 
future, learning little by little. Also, I am not very fan GUI guy if the task 
can be accomplished through the terminal. However, I donâ Öt understand why 
people underrate GUIs, that said I normally use shortcuts for the most frequent 
tasks and when I have to do something that is not that frequent then I do it 
with the mouse, for the latter case in vim you would need to look for that 
specific command every time.
> >
> > Sublime is my current and preferred code editor. I installed Anaconda, Git
integration and a couple of additional plugins that make sublime very powerful. 
Also, what I like about sublime compared to the full featured IDEs, besides the 
minimalism, is how you can perform code navigation back and forth so fast, I 
mean this is something that you can also do with the others but for some 
subjective reason I specifically love how sublime does it. The code completion 
in sublime I do not find it very intelligence, the SublimeCodeIntel is better 
than the one that Anaconda uses but the completions are not as verbose as in 
the IDEs.
> >
> > Now, I am thinking about giving a try to Visual Studio Code Edition (take a
look, it sounds good 
amanne.python). I need an editor for professional software development. What 
would you recommend to me?
> Hi Antonio,
> Just an extra one in case you'll ever want to create
> a nice GUI, then there's also QT Creator:
> A very simple but powerful interface a la XCode...
> It integrates nicely with PySide:
> gr
> Arno


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