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Announcing PyCharm Edu 2: Simple is better than complex

Today we’re announcing PyCharm Edu 2, the second version of our free, easy-to-use and professional IDE for learning and teaching programming with Python.


This release brings a lot of changes to the previous PyCharm Educational Edition including a brand new name: PyCharm Edu. In refining PyCharm Edu 2 we have taken inspiration from the motto, “Simple is better than complex,” from The Zen of Python, an informational standard for the Python language.

In this release, we simplified the existing UI and functionality, adding educational features to help novice programmers become professional more quickly than ever before! Educators and teachers also receive new improvements for creating interactive programming courses and managing their students’ progress more easily.

Download PyCharm Edu 2 for your platform today!

What’s New in PyCharm Edu 2?

For novice programmers:

  • Simplified step-by-step debugger
  • Inline debugger
  • Simplified UI
  • Temporary Python Scratch files
  • Quick Python packages installation

Please see the what’s new page for more details or, for a quick visual overview, watch this short introductory video:

PyCharm Edu makes debugging a breeze. To learn more about using the new debugger, here are a few tips and tricks:

For course authors:

  • Various course creation improvements
  • Integration with Stepic, a learning management platform

See the what’s new page for more details or watch this “How to create a course” video:

Possible Applications

possiblePyCharm Edu can be used as self-study guide or in traditional programming courses and MOOCs. In addition to completing interactive courses, you can also develop Python projects and use the integrated Python console, as well as the debugger, VCS, and all the great features that PyCharm already offers.

Learn how Pycharm Edu works and don’t wait a moment longer — download PyCharm Edu 2 and start you journey with Python programming today! For more details and learning materials, visit the PyCharm Edu website and check out the Quick Start guide to get rolling.

To get involved:

Read our blog to stay tuned for news, updates and everything that goes on with PyCharm Edu. And do give us feedback on how we’re doing.

Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains PyCharm Team

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