Review for Python IDLE
November 14, 2020

Review for Python IDLE

José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Python IDLE

In the Python IDLE development environment, I am using it personally to carry out small developments or to migrate scripts made in shell to Python, to improve its performance and take advantage of the advantages of Python over sh / bash.
These scripts are for automating department, peer, or personal tasks.
I am using this IDE as it has an educational part that makes programming easier and allows you to debug.

  • The best thing is the debug that incorporates.
  • Friendly graphic environment.
  • Provide keyword auto-fill.
  • Color the command syntax automatically.
  • Very configurable.
  • Too minimalist GUI.
  • It does not allow associating several code files to a development project.
  • It does not have plugins.
  • Little time is spent on small developments to automate routine tasks.
  • Modernization of old scripts in a short time, also improving their performance.
  • Any technician can understand the program code and adapt it to your needs in no time.
I have used other IDEs, such as jEdit, Geany, NetBeans, ...
The IDE Python IDLE is a good place to start as it helps you become familiar with the way Python works and understand its syntax.
This IDE is good to start programming in Python due to its great debugger, but once you are fluent and start developing projects it is necessary to jump to another, more complete IDE.
I am currently using jEdit and am very happy with it, even though it is not debugged.
The IDE Python IDLE is a good place to start as it helps you become familiar with the way Python works and understand its syntax.
This IDE allows you to configure the environment, font, size, colors, .....
It also looks like any simple text editor for any operating system, I work with Windows or Linux interchangeably, and you don't have to learn to use the IDE before programming.
Once the IDE is executed you can start programming directly in it.
Python IDLE support is what the community can give you. As it is free software, it does not have support provided by the manufacturer or by third-parties.
In any case, for most of the problems that normal users can find, the solution, or alternatives, can be found quickly online.
As this IDE is made in Python, the support is the same group of Python developers.

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I rate it a 10 because I have few colleagues who know Python and this editor is a very good starter.
It makes the language learning curve fast and Python programming friendly because it is a very simple editor that "helps" you to program.
This is because it has self-help syntax, colors / marks keywords or variables or autocomplete them.
Furthermore, the editor is similar to any edit on any operating system.