New in the EAP
Type Checking on Variable Assignment
PyCharm already checked types passed to a function as a parameter, and returned by a function. But now we’ll also check whether or not the value you assign to a variable matches the type you’ve specified for the variable.
If you’re developing with Node.js, make sure to install the Node.js plugin: go to Settings | Plugins and find the Node.js plugin from JetBrains.
Improved CSS docs
Another improvement from JetBrains WebStorm: For those among us who can’t remember the correct order of every CSS shorthand property, the docs are just one press of Ctrl-Q away (Ctrl-J on macOS).
- While writing Python, have you ever written
name_of_your_list.length(), and only realized midway that it was supposed to be
len(name_of_your_list)? You can now use postfix completion to be done quicker. Just write
name_of_your_list.lenand press Tab to see the magic happen.
- To read about this week’s build in detail, check out the release notes.
If you’re on Ubuntu 16.04 or later, you can use snap to get PyCharm EAP, and stay up to date. You can find the installation instructions on our website.
PyCharm 2019.1 is in development during the EAP phase, therefore not all new features are already available. More features will be added in the coming weeks. As PyCharm 2019.1 is pre-release software, it is not as stable as the release versions. Furthermore, we may decide to change and/or drop certain features as the EAP progresses.
All EAP versions will ship with a built-in EAP license, which means that these versions are free to use for 30 days after the day that they are built. As EAPs are released weekly, you’ll be able to use PyCharm Professional Edition EAP for free for the duration of the EAP program, as long as you upgrade at least once every 30 days.