After installing PyCharm, and upon running it for the first time, you are prompted with a number of settings to customize and enhance your development experience. You can set the user interface theme selecting from dark, default, or windows themes.
- [Instructor] I'm ready to start working in PyCharm, so I'll launch it using the toolbox. In Windows, the toolbox sits down in the tray. On the Mac, you'll find the toolbox on the menu bar. I'll go ahead and open the toolbox, and click on PyCharm Professional. Since this is the first time I've run it, it's going to through the post installation setting process. If you're using a previous version of PyCharm, you can import your settings, but I'm not so I'm going to select okay, with the do not import settings ticked.
On the license activation screen, if you have a license, you can enter it one of several different ways. You can use your JetBrains account, you can use an activation code, or you can sign on to a corporate license server. In my case I'm just going to sign in with my JetBrains account. If you don't have an activation code or a license yet, you can select evaluate for free and you can use the professional version of PyCharm for thirty days.
And in my case I have a couple of licenses so I'm just going to select one, and I'll select activate. Next I need to configure how I want PyCharm to look and how I want it to act. There are a couple of different look and feel options for PyCharm, and then there are also a couple of keymaps that you can select from. If you're a long time user of IntelliJ which is JetBrain's very nice java development environment, you can select that keymap scheme. Personally I do a lot of Windows development and I come from a long background of Visual Studio, and so I'm going to go with the Visual Studio keymap.
That allows me to use a lot of the same key combinations that I'm used to in Visual Stuido in PyCharm. As you can see you can also select Emacs, Eclipse, and NetBeans as other potential options. If you're on another operating system like a Mac or a Linux, this list may actually be different depending on which operating system you're using. I'm going to select Visual Studio. For the IDE theme it allows you to select how you want this to look. You essentially have three options. Darcula, which is the dark theme option for pretty much all of JetBrain's products, IntelliJ, which is the default from their flagship java product, and Windows.
I'm going to select Windows. And then for editor and font colors, you can again select from a long list of possibilities. I'm just going to stick with the defaults, and I'm going to open up this preview window here by clicking the triangle to see how it looks. That looks pretty good to me so I'll select okay. And that's it for the post installation setup. In our next video, I'll show you how to configure more of the settings, before you get into working with PyCharm.
- Installing the PyCharm, Git, and Pypy packages
- Adding functions
- Refactoring code
- Calling packages
- Debugging code
- Creating databases
- Working with in-line SQL
- Creating web projects with PyCharm