JetBrains has updated its Python IDE

PyCharm 2020.1 adds visual interactive rebasing and smarter debugging

Maika Möbus
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It’s been four months since the last version of JetBrains’ Python IDE, PyCharm, was released. Now the first version of the year has arrived: PyCharm 2020.1. The new features include an updated debugging and interactive rebasing experience for users of both the paid and free edition.

In PyCharm 2020.1, JetBrains adds new features for both the Community Edition and the Professional Edition of its Python IDE. Let’s dive right in and see what the software development company has been working on in the past months.

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Features in PyCharm 2020.1

PyCharm users of both the paid and free version are receiving an upgraded version of the feature interactive rebasing. It is now possible to choose the option visually by right-clicking on a commit in the history, which will offer to “interactively rebase from here.”

Another feature that has been upgraded is the PyCharm debugger. It now supports smart stepping, which means it will no longer be necessary to split a line to get an intermediate result, as was previously the case in larger statements. The new option is enabled by default.

The Professional Edition upgrades include several database and web development features.

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PyCharm is available for download for Windows, macOS and Linux.

See more on the What’s New page.

Maika Möbus
Maika Möbus has been an editor for Software & Support Media since January 2019. She studied Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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