If you’re an aspiring Python developer or already a pro…
Have you heard of Visual Studio? It’s like, totally one of the most powerful and widely used Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) in the tech industry, you know?
Visual Studio is a complete development environment that offers top-notch debugging features, IntelliSense, and integrated performance profiling tools. Plus, it’s super easy to install and user-friendly with, like, countless extensions and tools that help you code, debug, and test your applications with ease.
But wait, there’s more!
Check out this cool feature: the ability to install a Python interpreter directly within the IDE! Yes, you heard that right- write, test, and debug Python code all within Visual Studio itself.
Ready to get started?
It’s easy, really. Just follow these perplexing steps:
Step 1: Download the Python installation file
Go to the Downloads page and choose the version of Python that you need (currently 3.10 is the latest). Download the appropriate installation package for your operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux).
Step 2: Run the Python installer
Once the download is complete, locate the installation file and run it. The Python Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation process. If you prefer, you can customize the installation to your liking by selecting the advanced option.
Cool, right? But there’s more!
Next up, we need to install the Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS). It’s like this totally free extension for Visual Studio that makes it dead simple to write and debug Python code within the IDE.
Ready for Step 3?
Head to the Visual Studio Marketplace and search for “Python Tools.” Once you find it, click on “Download” and follow the prompts to install the extension.
Step 4: Configure Visual Studio to use the Python interpreter
After installing the Python interpreter and PTVS, it’s time to configure Visual Studio to use the Python interpreter. Open Visual Studio and create a new Python project. In the project’s configuration settings, select the Python interpreter you installed on your computer. To do this, click on “Python” in the toolbar menu, and then select “Python Environments.” From there, you can choose the installed Python interpreter and click “OK” to save your settings.
And there you have it! You can now write, test, and debug your Python applications on Visual Studio. Having Python and Visual Studio set up on your machine is an excellent start to starting your journey as a Python developer. Plus, Visual Studio is a tool that many top companies use, so the experience will be valuable in the job market. Happy programming!