Webinar: “Advanced Debugging in PyCharm”

PyCharm’s debugger is one of its most popular features. But many just stick to the basics and don’t learn intermediate and advanced features. In this webinar, two of PyCharm’s core developers who work on the debugger show its less-known but powerful features, while talking a bit about the debugger architecture and future improvements.

  • Thursday, January 23rd
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST)
  • Register here
  • Aimed at intermediate Python developers



Here’s what we’re thinking about covering. Got something you’d like to see? Add a comment below and we can try to work it into the schedule.

  • Architecture overview
  • Intermediate features
    • More about breakpoints
    • Use logging instead of print()
    • Watch expressions
    • Smart stepping and stepping filters
    • Attach to process
    • Show return values
    • Run with Python Console
    • On-demand loading


Elizaveta Shashkova is a software developer of the PyCharm IDE at JetBrains. She’s been working on Python debugger for several years and currently she’s focused on Data Science tools.

Andrey Lisin is a software developer at JetBrains. He is the current maintainer of the PyCharm debugging subsystem. Before that, he was doing back-end development and machine learning.

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