In the last month, I have been reading Collective Intelligence and checking out the Google API’s. Both of these source make heavy use of Python. However, I have been spoiled by Visual Studio and I want a good IDE for programming. The basic command line and IDLE just were not cutting it. I have found two good solutions.
For quick and dirty testing using Notepad++ with the NppExec plugin is working like a charm. Notepad++ has become my goto text editor in most situations. I did an add and save a command for NppExec (Plugins->NppExec->Execute). The command I am using is:
For more involved projects Open Komodo (aka Komodo Edit) appears to be the right tool. It’s a bit heavier than Notepad++, but it handles web projects and Django files.