JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the general availability of PyCharm 2.0, its integrated development environment for Python, Django and Google App Engine.

To address the needs of Python Web developers who go beyond the standard Django technology stack, PyCharm now provides all of its advanced code editor features for Mako and Jinja2 template languages. This major release also adds support for editing CoffeeScript, a dialect of JavaScript quickly gaining popularity. Cython support is another welcome addition for those who use Python in high-performance computing, or for integrating with C libraries.

“People use Python for web development, scientific computing, desktop software, games and more – the diversity is nothing short of amazing”, said Dmitry Jemerov, PyCharm project lead at JetBrains. “To match this diversity, and the wide variety of frameworks and technologies in use today, we’re gradually expanding the range of technologies supported in PyCharm. The biggest step in this release is the addition of two new template languages, Mako and Jinja2. At the same time, we’ve strengthened the core Python support through the integration of code coverage, IPython, PyPy and new static code analysis possibilities.”

Besides supporting more technologies, PyCharm 2.0 brings the following key enhancements:
• Built-in analysis of code coverage by unit tests.
• More code inspections such as detection of parameter type mismatch and usages of deprecated modules, classes and functions.
• A new JavaScript debugger based on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
• Code assistance for internationalizing Django applications.
• The ability to open multiple projects inside one IDE window.
• A brand new IDE UI, with many improvements for every supported platform.

PyCharm 2.0 is a free update for everyone who purchased their PyCharm license after Dec 13, 2010.

JetBrains offers affordably priced personal and commercial licenses for PyCharm and academic license for students. Each license includes 1 year of free IDE updates, covering even major new releases. Free licenses are available for open source projects.

To learn more about JetBrains PyCharm and download a free 30-day product trial, visit the JetBrains website at release&utm_medium=press-release&utm_campaign=PyCharm2