An editor is a program for editing plain text. It is an essential tool for every programmer.
It doesn't matter which editor you use, just don't use Notepad, TextEdit, Word, or Writer. If you already have some favourite, it will just need to be set up.
Editors for programmers let us edit plain text. Unlike programs such as Word, Writer, or Pages, it does not let us format text.
Since we use the editor to enter commands for the computer, we do not need any formatting, we just want to use some of their built-in tricks:
That's what a piece of code looks like in the editor:
1 @app.route('/courses/<course:course>/') 2 def course_page(course): 3 try: 4 return render_template( 5 'course.html', 6 course=course, 7 plan=course.sessions, 8 ) 9 except TemplateNotFound: 10 abort(404)
We recommend using Atom for now.
You will already have some editor on Linux (but you can always download Atom).
Just try to type into your command line
kate, and if an editor
opens, that's your default Linux editor.
Most Python programmers use complex and extremely powerful programs, so-called
(Integrated Development Environments),
such as PyCharm, Eclipse or KDevelop.
But they are not very suitable for beginners.
If you want to use an IDE, you should really know it well. And also keep in mind that every coach knows only that one IDE that they use most often, so they might not be able to help you with another.