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Interview: PyCharm helping developers to navigate complexity and be more productive

Developing in Python is the dream job of many developers out there. According to the latest survey from StackOverflow, Python is the second most ‘loved’ language, and the ‘most wanted’ one. Now, imagine working for a Python software house where you have the … Continue reading

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Interview: Koudai Aono, Author of pydantic Plugin for PyCharm

I’ve long been a big fan of pydantic by the prolific Samuel Colvin. In 2018, the package added support for dataclasses by providing its own decorator which “creates (almost) vanilla python dataclasses with input data parsing and validation.” Alas, the … Continue reading

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New Book: “Effective PyCharm” by Michael Kennedy and Matt Harrison

PyCon 2019 last week was exciting for us for many reasons but near the top of the list: the reveal of Effective PyCharm, a new book by Michael Kennedy and Matt Harrison. About the Book Michael and Matt describe the … Continue reading

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Interview: Dan Tofan for this week’s data science webinar

In the past few years, Python has made a big push into data science and PyCharm has as well. Years ago we added Jupyter Notebook integration, then 2017.3 introduced Scientific Mode for workflows that felt more like an IDE. In … Continue reading

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How We Did the New Jupyter Support: Interview with Anton Bragin

Data science and Jupyter Notebooks are obviously super-big in Python. PyCharm has had Jupyter support for several years but we needed to do a re-think, to better align our “IDE for Python Professionals” mission with Jupyter workflows. PyCharm 2019.1 delivers … Continue reading

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Interview: Joachim Ansorg for next week’s PyCharm Plugins webinar

JetBrains IDEs have a lot that’s “integrated” into the “development environment.” At some times, it seems daunting: there’s an infinity of features, with useful new things to learn at every corner. At other times, though, there’s something missing, something unique … Continue reading

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Interview: Oliver Bestwalter for tox webinar next week

Python has long distinguished itself with a culture of testing. In the last decade, two libraries have combined to give powerful testing in isolation — pytest and tox. The latter combines easily with pytest to give you a clean environment … Continue reading

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Interview with Luciano Ramalho, webinar presenter this Thursday

Python’s combination of power and simplicity has long been one of its key selling points. This includes its data model. Luciano Ramalho, who is our guest presenter for the next webinar, recently wrote about this in Fluent Python, an O’Reilly … Continue reading

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Interview: Python Development at edX with Robert Raposa and Ned Batchelder

In this interview with Robert Raposa and Ned Batchelder, software architects at edX, we’re going to look under the hood of the edX project, where more than 95% of the entire codebase is in Python. Robert is a core contributor … Continue reading

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Interview: Python Development at OpenStack with Swapnil Kulkarni

In this interview with Swapnil Kulkarni, a Solutions Architect at Opcito Technologies where he contributes to different OS initiatives, we’re going to look under the hood of the OpenStack project, where more than 95% of the entire codebase is in … Continue reading

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