IDEs for Python and Django

As mentioned in the previous post, I’m a big fan of the IDE offerings from JetBrains (and who doesn’t love Prague). Tons of functionality, lightweight (when compared to my old friend Eclipse), lots of plugins and inexpensive.

One trick for any MacPorts users out there (yes, MacPorts, don’t judge), if you launch the application normally, you’ll end up using the system Python:

$ which python
/usr/bin/python

No bueno. To fix this littleĀ inconvenience, PyCharm and PhpStorm offer the ability to create a command-line launcher:

You can then launch the IDE via the command-line and you’ll now be using the MacPorts binaries:

$ which python
/opt/local/bin/python

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s