Charming Python: Review of Python IDEs
- jEdit is written in Java and has
been in development for over five years.
- IDLEfork has some nice
improvements to the version of IDLE that comes with most Python
distributions; but the best of these get rolled back into IDLE itself with
new Python releases.
- Leo is
billed as a literate programming tool, data organizer, and project manager.
- MacPython is
available for Mac OS X as well as for Mac OS 9 or earlier.
- Learn more about Python development tools and Python in general at
the PythonInfo Wiki.
- Download Emacs and
documentation -- even find out why it's called Emacs (contrary to legend, it
doesn't stand for escape-meta-alt-control-shift) -- all at Gnu.org.
- Of course, you can also use Emacs for Java programming or with DB2
(you know, you can use Emacs for everything!). Read more in "Emacs a
top-notch Java IDE? You bet!" and "Tips
for Using Emacs with DB2."
E. Knuth is Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at
Stanford University and author of Literate
Programming (Center for the Study of Language and Information,
Rational Rose XDE Developer offers an IDE for Java, C++, Visual
Studio, .NET and more.
- IBM alphaWorks offers several Java
IDEs for download.
- See what has changed since the last time David looked at Python IDEs
in "A review of Python IDEs: The raw
and the cooked."
- See what David has to say about XML editors in
Matters: Roundup of XML editors."
First published by IBM developerWorks