If you are just starting to learn Python development, you may be wondering what is a good IDE (Interactive Development Environment) you can use to get the code flowing? My personal favorite is Eclipse with the PyDev plugin.

Why is it my favourite? For a few reasons:

  • Eclipse is a powerful IDE with many built in features.
  • Eclipse has an extensive marketplace for plugins.
  • It’s Open Source.
  • Easily sync projects to remote servers over SSH.
  • Nice Git integration.

So, how do you get going with this awesome IDE?

In this tutorial I will be using Windows 8.1, however it will work equally as well on a Mac or Linux machine.

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