Author Archives: Paul Everitt

Inside the Debugger: Interview with Elizaveta Shashkova

PyCharm 2017.1 has several notable improvements, but there’s one that’s particularly fun to talk about: debugger speedups. PyCharm’s visual debugger regularly gets top billing as a feature our customer value the highest. Over the last year, the debugger saw a … Continue reading

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Interview with Jim Fulton for “Why Postgres Should Be Your Document Database” Webinar

Jim Fulton, my friend and former co-worker, was one of the original leaders in the Python community. Over the years he created important Python software (cPickle), Python’s original “killer app” (Zope, as stated in magazine articles), and a leading build … Continue reading

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3 Quick Git “Show-Me” Videos From Our IDE Family

Git is a fantastic and wildly popular version control system. Once you get beyond the basics, though, it can be a bit cryptic for civilians. Fortunately, this is an area where JetBrains IDEs can help, by putting a visual face … Continue reading

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Let’s Write a Game: Hangout with PyLadies Pune

In early January I was invited by PyLadies Pune to do a hangout. We spent an hour writing a 2d game in Python, covering a number of Python development skills along the way. I’d love to repeat this, so if … Continue reading

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Life Without the Project Explorer

It’s an indisputable (alternative) fact that, since Before the Dawn of Time™, or at least since GUIs became in vogue, file explorers are an essential part of any programming tool. Gotta browse them trees. It’s impossible to imagine not having … Continue reading

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Inside Python Podcasting: Interview with Michael Kennedy

The Python community has long been hailed as inviting to newcomers. But it’s now huge, which can be daunting. Fortunately, we have some guides that help you sort through all the packages and happenings. Michael Kennedy has long been one … Continue reading

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Make sense of your variables at a glance with semantic highlighting

Let’s say you have a really dense function or method, with lots of arguments passed in and lots of local variables. Syntax highlighting helps some, but can PyCharm do more? In 2017.1, PyCharm ships with “semantic highlighting” available as a … Continue reading

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What’s New Webinar, Behind The Scenes

Earlier this month I did a What’s New in PyCharm 2016.3 webinar which toured the new features in 2016.3: Python 3.6, Django, web, VCS, and platform. Rather than a simple feature list, I took a different approach. We received some … Continue reading

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Webinar: What’s New in PyCharm 2016.3, November 30th

Join us Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 16:00 – 17:00 CET (check other time zones) for the free webinar What’s New in PyCharm 2016.3 with Paul Everitt. November 30th, 16:00-17:00 CET Click here for registration PyCharm 2016.3 is the third … Continue reading

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Help us make a great PyCon US tutorial proposal

tl;dr Fresh new tutorial techniques and testimonials solicited PyCon US 2017 is around the corner if you stretch your neck and have good eyesight. More specifically, the deadline for tutorial proposals is right on our doorstep. We’ve been hatching a good … Continue reading

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