Category Archives: Cool Feature

PyCharm Edu: Tips & Tricks for Most Efficient Learning, Part I

Learning something new is not only about getting new knowledge or mastering new skills, it is also about building new habits and getting the most joy out of something. That’s why with this blog post we wanted to start a … Continue reading

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Template Debugging

In April we had a webinar about Visual Debugging. I misfired at the end, when showing template debugging in web frameworks, and promised a do-over. Here’s the do-over…let’s talk about a wonderful and useful feature in PyCharm Professional: breakpoints in … Continue reading

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PyCharm Edu: The Adaptive Python Course

Back in 2016, we partnered with Stepik to announce a brand-new Python course. It adapted to each student’s level of knowledge and interest and helped them stay more motivated and productive while learning Python. This course was the first step … 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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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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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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PyCharm Edu 3.5 Early Access Program is Open

The holiday season is a great time to have fun, and it is also a great time to learn something new. That’s why today we’re opening the Early Access Program for PyCharm Edu 3.5 – the next update of our … Continue reading

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PyCharm and Django Announce 30% Discount With All Proceeds Going to DSF

After years of premier support for the Django Framework, JetBrains PyCharm gives a big boost to the Django Software Foundation’s (DSF) fundraising. During a two-week campaign, buy PyCharm Professional Edition with a 30% discount code and all money raised will … Continue reading

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Python Developers Survey 2016: Findings

Recently we conducted a survey among more than 1,000 Python developers to identify the latest trends and gain insight into how the Python development world looks today. We’re excited to share some of these results with you. It turns out … Continue reading

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PyCharm 5.1 Beta is available

Today we announce the release of PyCharm 5.1 Beta, a feature-complete preview version of PyCharm 5.1. Download PyCharm 5.1 Beta build 145.184.12 from the Early Access Preview page or as a patch-based update within the IDE (make sure to select the … Continue reading

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