Integrated Development Environment Introduction

IDE stands for Integrated development environment, which is a software application that assists computer programmers for software development. From the previous chapters, you will know that there must be a compiler to run C programs or an interpreter to run Python programs.

In actual software development, we often need more auxiliary software (such as language editor, build automation tools, debugger, etc.) These tools are usually packaged together for distribution and installation (such as PythonWin, MacPython, PyCharm, etc.). They are referred as Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

Therefore, it can be said that the integrated development environment is a combination of a series of development tools. For example, a desktop computer, the core component of a desktop computer is the host computer, with the combination of peripheral components such as mouse, keyboard, webcam, etc., they can assist the user when using desktop computer.

In general, there are many IDE categories that software programmers can choose to use them. For instance, as Python programmers, you can choose IDLE that comes with Python or you can choose PyCharm and Notepad++ as IDEs.

How to download PyCharm?

PyCharm is an IDE development tool which developed by JetBrains ( Figure below shows the development tools developed by JetBrains. These tools can be used to write programming languages such as Python, C/C++, JavaScript, Java, PHP, etc.

1. Go to the official PyCharm download link here

2. You can see there are 2 versions of PyCharm:

a. Professional Edition: This edition needs to be paid and also provide free trial for first 30 days.

b. Community Edition: This edition is completed free. This edition is highly recommended for beginners.

3. Click the “download” button as shown in the figure. After downloading, users will get a PyCharm installation package (pycharm-community-2019.2.2 version).

4. Double-click to open the downloaded installation package and start the installation officially. Then, select “Next” directly.

5. For destination folder, it is recommended not to install it on the system disk (normally C drive is the system drive). Here you can choose to install on the D drive. And click “Next”.

6. You need to choose the installation options and if there are no special needs, you can follow according to the following figure. Then select “Next”.

7. Click “Install” and wait until the whole installation process completes.


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Python – Comparison Operators
Python – Logical Operators
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Python - Dictionary Introduction
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Python - If Condition I
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Python - While loop
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Python - Pass Statement
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