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What is Wing Python IDE?

Wing is a light-weight yet full-featured Python IDE with powerful editing, testing, and debugging capabilities. Wing uses both static and runtime code analysis to provide auto-completion, call tips, code documentation, goto-definition, find uses, refactoring, and many other features. The editor also supports PEP8 enforcement, manages new block indentation, and auto-enters invocation arguments. Wing's debugger can work with any Python code, whether it is started from Wing, running in a web framework or other external environment, or in the integrated Python shell. It works with multi-threaded and multi-process code, and can automatically debug child processes. Test-driven development, including debugging, is available for the unittest, docttest, nose, pytest, and Django testing frameworks. The version control integration works with Git, Mercurial, Perforce, and several others. All of Wing's features can be used with files stored locally or on a remote host. Extensive documentation explains how to use Wing with third-party modules like Django, Jupyter, matplotlib, Flask, Vagrant, Autodesk Maya, and many others. Wing runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X, and is available in paid and free editions: Wing Pro is the full-featured Python IDE for professional developers, Wing Personal is a free simplified Python IDE for students and hobbyists, and Wing 101 is designed for teaching beginning programmers.

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Dr Brian Gladman
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"Wing - A First Class IDE for Python Development"

What do you like best?

The Wing IDE has all the features you would expect in an development environment but I am particularly impressed by its keyboard personality choices which allow me to use it without having to get to learn yet another unique set of keyboard commands - I can set it to use the Microsoft Visual Studio keyboard personality that I am already very familiar with. Another important factor is the investment that the Wing team make in keeping their IDE up to date. Python itself is regularly updated, adding new features that require IDE updates and I am happy to say that the Wing team always keeps up with the latest Python releases. I am also impressed by the reliability of the IDE over the almost 10 years that I have been using it. The responsiveness of the support team is also a strong plus for those occasions where a bit of help is needed. In overall terms the Wing IDE is a first class product that I can recommend without hesitation.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about the product

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I develop Python interfaces to my main Open Source development libraries for encryption using AES and the related authenticated encryption modes (see https://github.com/BrianGladman)

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"Excellent environment for programming"

What do you like best?

Excellent api for programming I like the options that shows you to differentiate variables of content and html text so it is very good and comfortable to program without disorienting you also defines the sheet to program depends on the language to use

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike the api of excellent software that gives benefits when programming

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend it since it gives you a focus when it comes to programming with an excellent library and good definition and comfort when it comes to programming the best of everything is that it is easy to use

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has helped me in the execution of simple projects for internal programs such as the relationship of a search system for the inventory of food in the restaurant or how to carry an inventory of utensils in the hotel

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"Awesome IDE for Python"

What do you like best?

Wingware IDE 6.0 provides many features which makes it a popular one like, it displays errors in a very feasible manner with auto complete feature which saves much of the developer's time and efforts.

Wing as also one of the most attractive feature that if your trial expires then also it gives a 10 min emergency session which helps the developer to migrate the complete project.

Adding to that it also has source browser which displays all the variables used in the code.

It is also packed with top line editing features like swapping and duplication of lines.

It is also equipped with an additional Exception handling tab which makes it easier for developers to debug the code.

What do you dislike?

The wing UI does not have Dark Theme feature and after 30 day trial its too expensive!!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Wing IDE is best, Just go for it!!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project dealing with Django and diff and merge integration and some stuff dealing with integration of different API's are solved by me with WING IDE.

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"Best IDE for Python"

What do you like best?

Wing IDE 6.0 Pro provides many attractive features like:

1.) Auto Complete feature to complete the para phrases

2) Displays the errors in a feasible manner

3.)It also has Line Editing Features like swap lines and duplicate lines

4.)The best part is under the Refactor panel that is Extract function/method which is the best of all

5.)Enclose with feature also included!!

What do you dislike?

It charges $39 after 30-day trial and the UI does not support Dark theme as in other editors.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Some concepts like PEP8 are a bit complex so my suggestion to the beginners is that they should first have a good hands on with at least two or more other python IDE's

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex scripts like image processing and scripts that have to connect to cloud are easily executable in WING IDE. Also while testing any code WING provides the best experience.

Response from Stephan Deibel of Wing Python IDE

Thanks for posting this! You can select a dark color palette from the User Interface > Color Palette preference (I like One Dark) and then check on the Use Color Palette Throughout the UI preference just below that. Also, Wing Personal is free and omits things like PEP8 reformatting so can be a good way to get started, then add the more powerful features of Wing Pro later...

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"Wing Python IDE Review"

What do you like best?

- Wing Python IDE shows where the error occurred in a very visible way.

- It's easy to create breakpoints and to step into, over and out.

- Source Assistant pane shows information about the module, variable, type of the object. Also shows in which parameter you are.

- Easy to navigate classes and functions.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have a native way to check PEP8, interface can be intimidating at first.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Wing Python IDE Pro is a very powerful tool to have if you work with Python. They offer 30 days trial for the PRO version, so this is a good way to see if the tool has everything you need.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Wing when I need to create a more complex script and need a more robust debugger that let me cycle through the code step by step.

Response from Stephan Deibel of Wing Python IDE

Thanks for posting this! PEP8 reformatting was added in Wing 6.1 and seamless integration with the pep8 checker is available in Wing 7 (currently in beta).

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"Great all-around Python debugger and edtior"

What do you like best?

- First-class debugger

- Great, extensible editor

- Cross-compatible with Windows / Linux / Mac

- Responsive email support

- Extensive set of tools

What do you dislike?

- UI looks a bit old-school.

- I can't get it to fill out my taxes :)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been using Wing IDE as my main development environment for 10 years now.

I'm a big fan of Wing. I've used it for my open-source projects, my client projects when I was working as a freelancer, and now I use it at my work in a corporate environment. I do Python programming almost exclusively, so its Python-centric approach is a good fit for me.

The debugger is first-class. It works on multi-process, multi-thread programs. You have your breakpoints, watches, step commands and everything you can expect from a modern debugger. Remote debugging is supported, which is especially crucial in a corporate environment, where you're debugging code that runs on different machines. They've recently added advanced features like recursive debugging, which helped me do some deep troubleshooting at my job.

The editor is great. It's got VI and eMacs mode and it's extensible with scripts. It has lots of useful tools (like showing documentation, refactoring, diffing, Python shell, etc.) which I spread across 2 big monitors.

The support staff is great. I've made many suggestions and requests for improvement to them over the years and they've implemented many of them. Bugs are fixed quickly.

Overall, I highly recommend Wing IDE!

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"Wing excellent tool"

What do you like best?

I like it because Wing IDE is supported by Windows, OS X Linux, it has a free basic version, a personal edition and a very powerful professional. Wing IDE also supports a large number of Python frameworks such as: Maya, MotionBbuilder, Zope, PyQt, PySide, PyGTK, Django, Matplotib and many more.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything that I dislike about this program. he is very good in all his aspect

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Acquire the product because it is very good and adapts easily to any organization

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wing IDE shines brighter and includes features such as multi-process debugging, thread debugging, automatic debugging of secondary processes, breakpoints, code inspection, etc. It also offers features to remotely debug the code that runs on Raspberry PI.

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"Wingware is more than a Python IDE"

What do you like best?

Wing's editor includes auto-completion, documentation, inline error detection, code quality analysis, PEP 8 enforcement, invocation assistance, auto-editing, refactoring, code folding, multi-selection, customizable code snippets. A powerful debugger with conditional breakpoints & has an easy code navigation system. Wing supports development with Django, Flask, web2py, Pyramid, Google App Engine, and other web frameworks, which is why I chose Wing! There are many more features for a professional Python developer, such as dark mode!

Best of all, is that Wingware is very supportive to its customers. They are also generous to non-profits!

What do you dislike?

I suppose the interface might do with some updating, but I prefer the features to beauty!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take Wing Python IDE for a test drive & try all its features. Any problems, contact support to confirm Wing are there to help and assist!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am still very much a learner and use Wing Python IDE for web development.

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"great editor"

What do you like best?

easy to use since no keyboard commands are needed, it is always kept up to date and there are immediate responses from the support team to have any problems, also Python IDE shows where the error occurred in a very visible way, is very easy to navigate classes and functions.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about the product

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is excellent widely recommended, It offers you 30 trial days for the PRO version, so this is a good way to see if the tool has everything you need.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

helped me in many simple jobs such as inventories of materials, utensils, etc.

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"Best IDE for python"

What do you like best?

Wing Python IDE is fast , full-featured with auto completion and auto indentation feature which is very helpful for python programmers . Integrated testing and debugging is also very useful . It can also do django projects very well and merge the queries very well . There are also code templates for beginners .It is also cross platform IDE .It has exceptionally responsive support .

What do you dislike?

Price is starting from $39 for very basic user .

Recommendations to others considering the product:

First understand the working of basic python IDE

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We basically build django projects using Wing IDE beacuse it creates virtual env for you and also automatically runs the server .

Response from Stephan Deibel of Wing Python IDE

Thanks! We do offer Wing Personal for free but it doesn't have a lot of the features you mention. Still, it may be useful for some people to start with that.

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"Good IDE for Python but User Interface could be better"

What do you like best?

It is very easy and simple to use. That is the best point of WING ide. You can navigate very easily and find what you need. It is good for new users.

What do you dislike?

User interface is not modern and it looks quite old. It could be upgraded better design. And it would be really great to see easy library importing like online automatically it will download and import.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy to run python code and find errors easily in IDE. Except than this for sure it is better than coding in some notepad programs. It shows you possible errors. I recommend this program who has beginner or intermediate level. But there are other products for professionals who can get more benefits.

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"Review of Wing Python IDE"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy the user interface that Wing Python has put together. It is clean and easy to use, especially with the ability to personalize keybindings.

What do you dislike?

Overall, there is nothing innately wrong with the product, and I would highly recommend it. I do however believe that the price after the trial is too much compared with similar existing free products.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

keep doing what you're doing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

writing algorithms, it's easy to alter existing code to new products

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"Helpful IDE"

What do you like best?

Debugging and tagging python codes.

I use debugging mode to step through my codes put break points and see live variable values while going through different modules and subroutines.

What do you dislike?

It should improve the GUI and user interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Light IDE which os full featured. To Do edit tag and debug.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scripting and parsing huge spread sheets.

Wing Python IDE Features

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  • Customization
  • Straight-Out-the-Box Functionality
  • Help Guides
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Wing Python IDE User Ratings

9.2
Ease of Use
Average: 8.7*
8.9
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.9*
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