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PyCharm vs pre-commit: What are the differences?

Key Differences between PyCharm and pre-commit

PyCharm and pre-commit have several key differences: 1. Integration with IDE: PyCharm is a robust integrated development environment (IDE) specifically designed for Python that provides a wide range of features for code editing, debugging, and testing, whereas pre-commit is a lightweight and flexible framework for managing and maintaining pre-commit hooks. PyCharm offers a comprehensive Python development experience within a single IDE, while pre-commit focuses on managing a set of hooks to enforce code quality. 2. Code Formatting: PyCharm provides built-in code formatting tools with customizable options to ensure consistent code style. It includes features like automatic code reformatting, code cleanup, and code analysis. On the other hand, pre-commit does not have built-in code formatting capabilities but can be configured to run external code formatting tools as a part of its hook pipeline. 3. Git Integration: PyCharm offers seamless version control integration with Git, allowing developers to perform various Git operations directly within the IDE. It offers features like commit, push, pull, merge, and visual diff. In contrast, pre-commit does not directly integrate with Git but instead enhances the developer's Git workflow by running hooks before committing changes to the repository. 4. Language Support: PyCharm provides comprehensive support for not only Python but also several other programming languages like JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and more. It offers features like intelligent code completion, syntax highlighting, and refactoring for these languages. While pre-commit is language-agnostic and can be used with any programming language, it does not provide language-specific features like code completion or syntax highlighting. 5. Customizability: PyCharm offers a highly customizable development environment where users can configure various settings, themes, plugins, and key bindings according to their preferences. It provides a rich ecosystem of plugins, enabling developers to enhance the IDE's functionality. On the other hand, pre-commit provides flexibility in configuring and managing hooks, allowing developers to choose which hooks to run and in what order. 6. Development Workflow: PyCharm provides a comprehensive environment for developing full-fledged Python applications, including features like project management, running and debugging code, unit testing, and virtual environments. It is suitable for individual developers or teams working on larger projects. Whereas pre-commit is primarily focused on improving code quality and consistency by ensuring that certain checks are performed before committing changes. It is more suitable for small to medium-sized projects or for developers who prefer a lightweight approach to code quality enforcement.

In summary, PyCharm is a full-fledged Python IDE with extensive language support and a wide range of features, while pre-commit is a lightweight framework for managing pre-commit hooks and enforcing code quality.

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christy craemer
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UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

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Pycharm is great for python development, but can feel sometimes slow and community version has Somme very annoying restrictions (like they disabled jupyter notebooks plugin and made it premium feature). I personally started looking into VS Code as an alternative, and it has some very good potential. I suggest you take it into account.

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The Community version of PyCharm is free and should give you what you need to get started with Python. Both PyCharm and IntelliJ are made by JetBrains. IntelliJ is initially focused on Java but you can get plugins for lots of other things. I subscribe to JetBrains' Toolbox: https://www.jetbrains.com/toolbox-app/ and have access to all of their great tools.

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Hi, I will give my opinion based on my experience. I have used PyCharm, both community and Professional version. The community has limited functions, like you can't use a Jupyter notebook whereas it's available in the Professional version. PyCharm is slower compared to Visual Studio Code. Also Visual Studio Code is an editor which supports various languages. I myself have used both Visual Studio Code and PyCharm. I feel Visual Studio Code would be better choice. You may as well decide based upon your requirements.

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Charles Nelson
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I couldn't imagine using a development tool other than the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate All Products Pack. A single license allows me to work directly on my server running Ubuntu and/or my workstation running Windows 10 Pro simultaneously. My current project uses HTML, W3CSS, JavaScript, Java, Groovy, Grails, C, GO, Python, Flask, and Rust. For me it's worth every penny of the $150 license fee. And you can try it for free.

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Ivan Martinez Morales
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I'd personally recommend Visual Studio Code as it gives you the flexibility of working in any language, so long as there are extensions to support it. It gives you the flexibility to learn Python, venture into Java, Javascript, and eventually AngularJS, and potentially mobile applications. It's also free and you can install it on your personal computer. I think Visual Studio Code would serve your intended use case best.

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Visual Studio code is easy to use, has a good UI, and a large community. Python works great with it, but unlike some other editors, it works with most languages either by default or by downloading a plugin. VS Code has built in linting, syntax coloring, autocompletes (IntelliSense), and an api for plugins to do there own tooling.

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Isaac Povey
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IntelliJ really is the best for Java, I switched from eclipse years ago and never looked back. As for javascript, python and angular either using the standalone products from jetbrains (pycharm for python, webstorm for js) or installing the relevant plugins for InteliJ will be your best bet. Pycharm etc. are really just InteliJ with some additional plugins installed.

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Pranshu Verma
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If you starting with Python then PyCharm is better. For Java I would suggest to go with IntelliJ IDEA but people also prefer eclipse so I would say try both and then decide. For JS/Angular/React I would suggest go with VSCode. I personally use it and prefer as its light weight and have good integration with chrome for frontend development.

PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA are both products of JetBrains. They have a free (limited feature) and paid edition. Eclipse is free. VSCode is also free.

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All three are great, however, I believe that IntelliJ IDEA's multiple IDE's are slightly more straight-forward and more up-to date than Eclipse. If I had to choose one specifically for Python projects I would go with PyCharm.

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Pycharm is all you need to get start coding in python or any of its framework. Its an awesome tool you should give it a try :)

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Pritam Nandy
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This is a very easy to use tool and gives you the opportunity to start coding right after the installation with almost everything setup automatically by the tool.

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Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 976.6K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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Pros of pre-commit
Pros of PyCharm
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    • 112
      Smart auto-completion
    • 93
      Intelligent code analysis
    • 77
      Powerful refactoring
    • 60
      Virtualenv integration
    • 54
      Git integration
    • 22
      Support for Django
    • 11
      Multi-database integration
    • 7
      VIM integration
    • 4
      Vagrant integration
    • 3
      In-tool Bash and Python shell
    • 2
      Plugin architecture
    • 2
      Docker
    • 1
      Django Implemented
    • 1
      Debug mode support docker
    • 1
      Emacs keybinds
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      Perforce integration

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    Cons of pre-commit
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      • 10
        Slow startup
      • 7
        Not very flexible
      • 6
        Resource hog
      • 3
        Periodic slow menu response
      • 1
        Pricey for full features

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      What is pre-commit?

      pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable.

      What is PyCharm?

      PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!

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