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Getting started with PyCharm is available

We are glad to let you know that we’ve just published our Getting Started with PyCharm tutorial to help jump-start your use of the PyCharm IDE. The tutorial is very simple as any getting started tutorial should be, and covers the basic workflow of pure Python application development from scratch.

Follow the tutorial to learn:

<li>how to create a simple Python project</li>
<li>how to configure your project structure</li>
<li>how to create Python source files from templates</li>
<li>editor basics with auto-completion and quick-fixes</li>
<li>auto-import and ‘surround with’ features usage</li>
<li>how to run your application</li>
<li>how to fine-tune your run/debug configurations</li>
<li>how to run a simple debugging session</li>
<li>and some source navigation and refactoring basics</li>


We want to continue improving this tutorial for you, so please give us your feedback in the comments below. What are we missing? What can we make clearer? Anything else you can tell us about getting started with PyCharm? Your input is valuable!
For more PyCharm tutorials, check out the Tutorials section on our Confluence page. We are working on adding more tutorials; the next one will be about editing with PyCharm. So stay tuned!

Develop with pleasure!
PyCharm team

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3 Responses to Getting started with PyCharm is available

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    Michael Duffy says:

    May 30, 2013

    Thank you for yet another brilliant product. I’ve been using PyCharm since version 1.0. I don’t ever want to write Python without it.

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    Andy Paterson says:

    October 24, 2014

    Really useful tutorial for a great bit of software.

    Just one gripe – it assumes you’re using Windows. I’m using OS X and in some cases the keyboard shortcuts do not obviously map from the Windows ones. So I had to search the menus or guess at Mac shortcuts. Would be useful if all keyboard shortcuts mentioned had at least the menu equivalent is shown as well.

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    David says:

    August 14, 2015

    None of the screens in the tutorial match those in my version of PyCharm. I’m using Community Edition 4.5

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