The observant among you may have noticed that PyCharm was updated last week without an accompanying blog post. This happened as all of us on the blog team were busy with PyCon. To hopefully make up for the delay we’ve published a PyCon interview with Michael Kennedy on YouTube, and expect to see more interviews there soon!
Fixed in this Version
- We’ve fixed a lot of small issues in our all-new Jupyter support. For example, you can now use ‘?’ before a statement to get documentation for an object.
- When you’ve got exception breakpoints enabled, PyCharm will break your code at the point the exception you specified was thrown. The reason for breaking at this line will be shown with a gutter icon. Unfortunately, this was broken in the last release, and has now been resolved.
- Several PostgreSQL inspections have been improved. Did you know PyCharm Professional Edition includes a professional database tool? Just go to View | Tool Windows | Database, and configure your data source!
- And much more, read the release notes
Getting the New Version
You can update PyCharm by choosing Help | Check for Updates (or PyCharm | Check for Updates on macOS) in the IDE. PyCharm will be able to patch itself to the new version, there should no longer be a need to run the full installer.
If you’re on Ubuntu 16.04 or later, or any other Linux distribution that supports snap, you should not need to upgrade manually, you’ll automatically receive the new version.