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What IDEs, debuggers, and other development tools are available for Python?

Dec 8th, 2000 06:09

Chris Barker, Bernhard Reiter, Stephan Deibel

There are a number of options for those that want to go beyond the basic
debugging tools that come with Python itself, or want more than the
commonly used text editors like emacs or vi: 
1) http://www.wingide.com/wingide -- Wing IDE provides a graphical
debugger with remote debug capability, source module and class browser,
source editor with autocompletion, syntax hilighting and an emacs mode,
and a project manager.
2) http://www.pythonworks.com -- PythonWorks is a rapid application
development environment with editor, debugger, TkInter-based user
interface layout tools, and deployment manager.
3) http://www.activestate.com/Products/VisualPython.html -- VisualPython
is a plug in for Microsoft's development environment, Visual Studio 7.
Free Software (sometimes called Open Source)
5) http://www.python.org/windows/pythonwin/ -- PythonWin is a Python
distribution specifically for Microsoft Windows that includes support
for MFC development, and a graphical environment with source editor,
command shell, and a number of other features.
6) http://www.python.org/idle/ -- IDLE is a TkInter-based integrated
development environment for Python, currently in early release form.
7) http://boa-constructor.sourceforge.net/ -- Boa Constructor, a rapid
application development environment with WXPython-based GUI development
capabilities, currently in early release form.
8) http://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/ --- ddd The Data Display Debugger
can be hooked onto the python debugger and allows nice visualisation
of source code and items on the stack. Note that this is not an
IDE as entries 1-7).
9) http://www.cwi.nl/~jack/macpython.html --- MacPython IDE
On the Macintosh, MacPython comes with the MacPython IDE, an integrated
source editor, Object browser, and debugger.

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