What’s an free bare bones IDE for Python that works smoothly out of the box?

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  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    The funny part is that you do not share the first page of the official website: "Free. Built on open source. Runs everywhere."

  • Geany

    A fast and lightweight IDE

    When I installed my IDE I just wanted something lightweight, so I went with Geany. I've been using it for years without trouble.

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    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • vscodium

    binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing

    vscodium > Visual Studio Code

  • thonny

    Python IDE for beginners

    VSCode is good but I wouldn't describe it as "barebones". I recommend Thonny. It's a Python IDE specifically for beginners.

  • lapce

    Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust

  • upm

    ⠕ Universal Package Manager - Python, Node.js, Ruby, Emacs Lisp.

    PyCharm is a great product but definitely 100% not bare bones. Use that later on so you don't get bogged down in configuration. Even simpler is repl.it, that way you can just focus on the code. Just a web app but over team work your way over to vscode which is by far the standard these days.

  • YouCompleteMe

    A code-completion engine for Vim

    YouCompleteMe. A pretty good autocompletion plugin, though vim does have its own, somewhat useful built-in auto completion that requires more keystrokes

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • vim-awesome

    Awesome Vim plugins from across the universe

    Vim Awesome. This is probs the best resource for text editor related plugins for vim. Browse around the site and see what looks like it would work for you. Fugitive, NerdTree, Syntastic, and surround are pretty great for utility.

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