JetBrains Delights the Python Community with a Free Edition of its Favorite IDE, PyCharm 3.0

This is an important cross-post from JetBrains PyCharm Blog.

We are happy and proud to let you know that we’ve just released PyCharm 3.0, the newest version of our Python IDE. It comes with an outstanding lineup of new features and enhancements, including:

  • SQLAlchemy support
  • Pyramid & Web2Py web frameworks support
  • Full-featured embedded local terminal
  • Configurable language injections
  • Improvements in Python and Django code intelligence
  • Much better code insight for PyQt and PyGTK
  • and a lot more…

But the most noteworthy announcement for version 3.0 is:
PyCharm now comes in two editions: Community and Professional.

And yes, you read it right: a free and open-source edition of PyCharm is now available!

We all know that Python has long been used in scientific computing and is rapidly being adopted by education and outreach programs. And these are the circles that JetBrains traditionally supports. So the the idea of opening PyCharm’s major functionality to a broader developer community came naturally to us.

We are also confident that a rich set of intelligent language features designed for productive and error-free development will be also appreciated by professionals who use Python for their lightweight coding or scripting tasks.

PyCharm Community Edition is totally free and open-source, available under the Apache 2.0 license. The feature set of this edition is limited to support pure Python coding, while the major functionality and complementary tooling is still there. Community Edition provides core Python language support with code completion, one-the-fly code analysis, refactorings, local debugger, test runner, virtualenv, version control integrations, etc.

PyCharm Professional  Edition represents a superset of the Community Edition, and is ultimately the most powerful and full-featured IDE for Python and Web development. It supports a broad range of advanced technologies including Django, Flask, GAE, SQLAlchemy, Pyramid, web2py and other frameworks and toolkits on top of those supported in Community edition. Starting from v3.0, PyCharm supports several new frameworks and libraries listed above, offers more intelligent code insight for core Python and supported frameworks, new inspections, language injections, Django improvements, Local terminal, and a lot more.

Read more about what’s new in PyCharm 3.0 and download the IDE for your platform.For more details on the differences between Community Edition and Professional Edition, please visit the PyCharm Editions Comparison page.

PyCharm 3.0 Professional Edition is a free update for everyone who purchased their license after Sep 24, 2012. As usual, a 30-day trial is available if you want to try PyCharm as your new Python/Django IDE.

Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains PyCharm Team

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