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Re: Python IDE recommendations?
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2014, 11:46:59 PM »
I had WingIDE before, just never got deep into it.  Will try again.

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Re: Python IDE recommendations?
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2015, 12:41:21 PM »
So I did not expect to switch IDEs and was using WingIDE and really liked it.  But I needed to develop short-term on a machine that WingIDE wasn't an option for, so needed to try something else.  I used LiClipse for half a day and don't intend to switch back.  It's great, it's free, it does full debugging just like WingIDE, and is more familiar to me because it's so similar to my J2EE environment at work.  Win-win.

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Re: Python IDE recommendations?
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2015, 01:19:58 PM »
Thanks for the info, going to look it up.

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Re: Python IDE recommendations?
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2015, 03:38:58 AM »
Nice video on WingIDE showcasing some of the more advanced features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iYBkft39KM

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Re: Python IDE recommendations?
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2016, 10:32:57 AM »
I have decided to switch to PyCharm: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/

Although WingIDE was still great, its development seemed stagnant and falling behind PyCharm's.

PyCharm has a much bigger team behind it and has a more dynamic and modern UI. It has great automatic code inspection & automatic fixing. Version control integration is miles ahead of Wing. In all respects if feels like this IDE is trying to help you write the best possible code.
The only thing I don't like about PyCharm so far is you can't switch between various open windows/projects if you have a popup open.

The free PyCharm Community Edition is great for P-ROC development, the only thing that would be nice to have that's in the Professional Edition is the Python Profiler but that just interprets cProfile results anyway.

Here's a podcast episode about PyCharm. I do enjoy the other episodes of this podcast as well btw.
https://talkpython.fm/episodes/show/36/python-ides-with-the-pycharm-team
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 10:37:04 AM by Koen »