PyCharm - Easy Life for Python Programmers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 27, 2019

PyCharm - Easy Life for Python Programmers.

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PyCharm

I use PyCharm every day within my team, and it's being used across the whole organization. We have our project based on Python for scheduling Airflow jobs and so far I've PyCharm best for Python projects and Django frameworks. Python always has these formatting and syntax issues while you're coding, but in PyCharm you don't have to worry about anything. It's being used by other teams for Python flask framework/full stack development.
  • Auto completion which is great for Python projects.
  • Shows errors on the fly.
  • Exploring the codes in different modules.
  • Fixing of code errors is easy.
  • A lot of keyboard shortcuts to jump to different sections of code, find/replace things in file whole module or path.
  • Paid version is needed to better support HTML/Javascript.
  • Programming in R is not fully supported.
  • It's a bit more bulky then other IDE's but I guess that's needed for complete software development.
  • Definitely improves developer productivity.
  • Fixing syntax errors is super easy and fast which is normally difficult in languages like Python.
  • It provides the option to read the documentation within IDE itself which is great and saves a lot of time rather than googling things.
  • No negative impacts.
I've used IntelliJ with Python extensions in past for working in Python but it's not best suited for that it doesn't give all the flexibility for Python projects like auto-indentation for Python code. Its paid version is a bit cheaper than IntelliJ. PyCharm offers integration of fancy things like Jupyter notebook, Docker, Conda which are really great features.
I think it's well suited if you're working for Python modules/projects, Django frameworks, or Python flask frameworks. It might be a bit annoying using PyCharm for HTML/Javascript/R, unless you've been paying for the premium version.