In this video, we will be setting up a Python development environment in Eclipse using the PyDev plugin. If you’ve watched my videos before, you have likely noticed I use the Sublime Text text editor for the tutorials. I use this for videos because it is very clean and easy to use without all the bells and whistles of a full blown IDE. But there are times when an IDE is extremely useful. For example, if you need to debug your application, an IDE is likely what you would like to use.
There are several other options out there for Python IDEs. But Eclipse is free open source software. It can also be used to program in several other languages. Let’s go ahead and get started on setting up our Python dev environment in Eclipse: