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Announcing the MicroPython Plugin for PyCharm

Today we’ve released the MicroPython plugin 1.0 for PyCharm. This plugin lets you edit your MicroPython code and interact with your MicroPython-powered microcontrollers using PyCharm. It supports ESP8266, Pyboard, and BBC Micro:bit devices. The plugin is being developed as a … Continue reading

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PyCharm 2017.3 EAP 6: Improved interpreter selection interface

The latest and greatest early access program (EAP) version of PyCharm is now available from our website: Get PyCharm 2017.3 EAP 6 Improved Python interpreter selection interface In the previous PyCharm 2017.3 EAP 5 build we introduced a new UI … Continue reading

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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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