Developer JetBrains is well-known for their sophisticated IDEs (integrated developer environments), but their tools usually cost money to use. That is not always the case, however. The company has recently released a new version of their PyCharm IDE in two different flavors, one of which is entirely free.
Aimed at helping developers create scripts and applications using the Python programming language, PyCharm is now offered in a Professional Edition (starting at $99 for a personal license), as well as in a Community Edition which anyone can download and just use to their heart’s content under the free and open-source Apache 2 license.
If you’re just getting started with Python development, or are looking for something with a bit more oomph than your text editor, downloading PyCharm’s Community edition is a great way to see if an IDE is the right tool for you.