Top Three Open Source Python IDEs

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Python It is, as you know, a simple programming language and that its philosophy makes the code readable created by Guido van Rossum. Due to these characteristics, it can be a good programming language to learn if you do not have previous knowledge. It also has a Python Software Foundation License, compatible with some versions of the GNU GPL license and therefore it is open source.

For those who are not very into the subject of software development and programming, say that a IDE (Integrated Development Environment) It is an integrated development environment, that is, an application or set of applications that provides the necessary tools to program and develop software, as well as facilitating and simplifying the task with multiple utilities.

Well, for those who want to start in Python, since those who have entered this world will already have favorite IDEs, here we present three good IDEs for Python:

  • Eclipse with PyDev- Developed by IBM, but is now managed by the Eclipse Foundation and is offered under an open license. It is widely used for Java development, although it accepts other programming languages ​​such as C, C ++, Perl, PHP, etc. Also, with plugins like PyDev we can work with Python.
  • Eric: is one of the best editor IDEs in Python, and besides being able to work with Python, Eric himself is also writing using Python and a Qt framework for his interface. Like Eclipse, Eric is also free and free, since it is distributed under the GNU GPLv3 license.
  • PyCharm: we finally have this IDE for Python. It is quite popular, but it is a commercial product, although a free and open source version is offered under the Apache 2.0 license.

In addition to these IDEs, there are other alternatives (PTK, Bluefish, Geany, Spyder,…). The article does not try to encourage you to use these three, you can use the one you want and with the one you feel most comfortable with ...

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  1.   rdariomx said

    they lacked, try It is also Open Source and free

  2.   Danielo said

    I miss emacs