Top 5 Python Development IDE's and Editors

In this article, we will discuss which python ide best for beginners and experts. 

1) Pycharm

Pycharm is the Python IDE for Professional Programmers and was developed by Jetbrains( a Czech Company) and first released on 3 February 2010. It is a cross-platform IDE that written in Java or Python and boosts your code quality by providing smart features such as intelligence Python assistance, code autocompletion, syntax highlighting, debugging facility, etc. also, Pycharm has some of its key features are:

  • Jupyter Notebook Support
  • Fast API Support
  • Poetry Support (new)
  • Intelligent Python Assistant
  • Web Framework Support
  • Database support
  • Scientific Tools, etc.
  • Code Refracting, etc
Pycharm comes under Free and Premium License.


2)Spyder

It is a free, open-source, and cross-platform IDE developed in Python for scientific programming. It is designed for scientists, data scientists, and engineers. It was created and developed by Pierre Raybaut in 2009 and now, it is maintained and continuously improved by the scientific community of Python Developers, since 2012. Spyder is written in Python with the use of Qt for its GUI.

The main reason for its popularity is its scientific environment which includes:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • code completion
  • support multiple IPython console
  • debugger
  • Static code Analysis
  • Internal console
  • built-in file explorer, etc.


3)VsCode

It is a free and open-source code editor developed by Microsoft in 2015 as a lightweight editor with the functionality of syntax highlighting, code completion, support for debugging, code refracting, snippets, and Git Support.

By using the third-party extensions, you can configure Vs Code as a powerful IDE for Python.

Another than Pyhton, VS code support many other languages such as Java, C/C++, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Sass/Scss, Node, React, and many more.

Some popular VsCode Extensions for Python are:

  • Python (by Microsoft)
  • Pylint
  • Pylance
  • Jupyter
  • Django
  • Flask Snippets
  • Visual Studio IntelliCodeSense


4)Jupyter Notebook

Jupyter Notebook(also, IPython Notebook) is an open-source web-based application that has an interactive computational environment for data analysis and scientific computing. It first appear in 2015 by  Fernando PĂ©rez and Brian Granger and was continuously improved by people at Project Jupyter.

The term Jupyter is derived from its core programming languages - "Julia, Python, R".

It is built upon several open-source libraries such as:

  • Bootstrap
  • Tornado
  • IPython
  • JQuery, etc.


5)Atom

Atom is a free and open-source code editor developed by GitHub for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It is most likely to be known as a "hackable text editor for the 21st century" with the support of plugins (written in JavaScript) and embedded Git Control.

Atom is a desktop application built with Electron Js(an open-source framework for creating desktop applications using Html, CSS, and JavaScript). 

Like VsCode, It also supports multiple languages such as Java, C/C++, Html, CSS, JavaScript, Python, etc.

Note: we can make Atom a perfect IDE for Python Development by using the right python package. Some of the Python packages are given below:

  • Jedi
  • autopep8
  • Kite
  • atom-python-yapf
  • atom-python-run
  • atom-Python-test



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