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#Actualjbadams

Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I've been a big fan of Komodo, which might be worth looking at once you've spent some time getting your feet wet with the language if you're willing to spend some money. They do also have a simpler editor-only (i.e. doesn't include the extra tools the full IDE provides) version called Komodo Edit which is available for free.


However, I recently became aware of WebStorm for some JavaScript work I've been doing and loved it so much that I'll definitely be investigating that company's Python editor as well -- PyCharm. Again, this is a commercial editor, but the licencing is cheaper than Komodo, and if it's on par with the JavaScript version it'll be a great package. There's a free trial available.

Note that as a beginner it might be quite some time before you're able to or interested in using the additional features these editors offer.


Otherwise if you're after something free I'd second (third?) the recommendation of Notepad++, which doesn't have all the fancy bells and whistles of the above mentioned editors but is a great syntax highlighting editor, and as a beginner is certainly more than capable enough when you're getting started.

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#2jbadams

Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

I've been a big fan of Komodo, which might be worth looking at once you've spent some time getting your feet wet with the language if you're willing to spend some money. They do also have a simpler editor-only (i.e. doesn't include the extra tools the full IDE provides) version called Komodo Edit which is available for free.


However, I recently became aware of WebStorm for some JavaScript work I've been doing and loved it so much that I'll definitely be investigating that company's Python editor as well -- PyCharm. Again, this is a commercial editor, but the licencing is cheaper than Komodo, and if it's on par with the JavaScript version it'll be a great package. There's a free trial available.


Otherwise if you're after something free I'd second (third?) the recommendation of Notepad++, which doesn't have all the fancy bells and whistles of the above mentioned editors but is a great syntax highlighting editor, and as a beginner is certainly more than capable enough when you're getting started.

: Added link.


#1jbadams

Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

I've been a big fan of Komodo, which might be worth looking at once you've spent some time getting your feet wet with the language if you're willing to spend some money. They do also have a simpler editor-only (i.e. doesn't include the extra tools the full IDE provides) version called Komodo Edit which is available for free.


However, I recently became aware of WebStorm for some JavaScript work I've been doing and loved it so much that I'll definitely be investigating that company's Python editor as well -- PyCharm. Again, this is a commercial editor, but the licencing is cheaper than Komodo, and if it's on par with the JavaScript version it'll be a great package. There's a free trial available.


Otherwise if you're after something free I'd second (third?) the recommendation of Notepad++, which doesn't have all the fancy bells and whistles of the above mentioned editors but is a great syntax highlighting editor, and as a beginner is certainly more than capable enough when you're getting started.

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