Python comes with its own code editor: IDLE (Integreted Development and Learning Environment). There is some lore that the name for IDLE comes from Eric Idle, an actor in Monty Python. An IDE is an editor for programmers that provides color highlighting of key words in the language, auto-complete, an “experimental” debugger and lots of other fun things. You can find an IDE for most popular languages and a number of IDEs will work with multiple languages. IDLE is kind of a lite IDE, but it does have all those items mentioned. It allows the programmer to write Python and debug their code quite easily. The reason I call it “lite” is the debugger is very basic and it’s missing other features that programmers who have a background using products like Visual Studio will miss. You might also like to know that IDLE was created using Tkinter, a Python GUI toolkit that comes with Python.
I meant to post this earlier, but I’ve been experiencing some issues with my laptop. Anyway, here’s the last free video from my Python 101 Screencast series. In this episode, you will learn the basics of using classes in Python 3. I hope you enjoy it!
I recently completed Episode #10 of the Python 101 Screencast. It’s about the basics of functions. I hope you like it!
Check out my latest video from the Python 101 Screencast. In this episode we learn how to use Python’s file handling capabilities. You will learn how to read, write and append to a file.
I created my first screencast based on an old article I wrote about setting up Python on Windows.