PyCharm is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used for programming in Python. It provides code analysis, graphical debugger, integrated unit tester, VCS/DVCS integration and supports web development with Django. PyCharm is developed by Czech company JetBrains.
It is cross-platform working on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. PyCharm has been released under a dual license, a Proprietaryone and also under the Apache License. PyCharm Community Edition is less extensive.
- Coding Assistance and Analysis, with code completion, syntax and error highlighting and quick fixes
- Project and Code Navigation: specialized project views, file structure views and quick jumping between files, classes, methods and usages
- Python Refactoring: including rename, extract method, introduce variable, introduce constant, pull up, push down and others
- Django web development tools
- Web2py framework support
- Integrated Python Debugger
- Integrated Unit Testing
- Google App Engine Python Development
- Version Control Integration: unified user interface for Mercurial, Git, Subversion, Perforce and CVS with changelists and merge
The beta version of the product was released in July 2010, with the 1.0 arriving 3 months later. Version 2.0 was released on 13 December 2011. Version 3.0 was released on 24 September 2013.
PyCharm is free for open source projects and for some educational uses. There is also an Academic license which is discounted for other educational use.